But out of all the states I've lived in, I liked West Virginia the least. Girls were so bad there that I literally cut my own hair because I just didn't have anyone to impress. Fortunately I only spent a year teaching fifth grade there. But this week's movie portrays a crazy, trashy family in the film The Wonderful Whites of West Virginia.
The Whites are portrayed as America's last outlaw family and are a bunch of Appalachian mountain dwellers, addicted to too many drugs, who share a lot of tap-dancing and ruckus causing. The documentary follows the family for a year and interviews many of their relatives and townsfolk.
At first you find a lot of humor in the film because the people that are presented don't seem like real life. They are like people you see in some cheesy dark comedy who doesn't really exist. But then you start to realize they obviously have no chance to become contributing members of society and their children will most likely follow the same path, which is a sad thing to realize.
The documentary is an interesting watch not only to see an interesting character study but to see that people really live that way. It also makes you never want to go to West Virginia.