Finally, a documentary has been made with the True West reader in mind.

Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo will be touring cities through late October 2010, and it will also be available on Cinemax and as a DVD on October 25.


Directed by Bradley Beesley, this amazing work is about an extremely rough and tough rodeo event that’s been taking place at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary since 1940. Female inmates were first allowed to compete in 2006, and Beesley’s documentary follows their journey to the 2007 prison rodeo.

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