In her own colourful language, ‘flash girl’ Dol tells the story of her journey across the American West, taking whatever chances come her way in the hope of making a better life for herself. Packed with larger than life, often violent characters, days are never dull, though there are times for unexpectedly reflective moments. Graphic and at times disturbing, I was surprised I enjoyed this as much as I did. Perfect film material.
After I slipped Mrs Bird her twelve dollars, I had three scads left, and I toddled off into the night, looking for a drink. Somehow I found myself up the alley where Annie Paddock works. Maybe I wanted to imagine what it would be like to be a crib whore; I get curious when I'm gonged. Anyway, when I looked back I saw Pontious was following me. He pushed me up against the wall of Bett's livery and put a bowie to my throat. My mind slurred over the details of the scene even when it was happening.