I couldn’t watch it.


“MUSKRAT LOVELY”, according to the New York Times, is a “gem of a film”.

I clicked on it, but couldn’t watch the trailer, not even for two minutes. The movie, documenting the 2004 Miss Outdoors pageant celebrating its 50th year, depicts the life of eight young women competing for this local title, set amongst a champion muskrat skinning contest.  The landscapes and traditions of Dorchester County are the backdrop of this film made by documentary filmmaker and Baltimore native Amy Nicholson. The highly acclaimed film did the film festival circuit in 2006 and 2007.

Today’s Star-Democrat had a photo of Helen Foxwell, this year’s winner of the Women’s Muskrat Skinning Contest  – her third win in a row – who skinned 3 muskrats in just under two minutes. Dang. Held this past weekend in Cambridge, just south of us in Dorchester County, the National Outdoor Show has a long and rich history in our region. Kevin thought I should go to it and tell you about it, but I knew I couldn’t watch the skinning part.

Wuss me.

Then, I read about the film, which is apparently a gem, and was delighted. But the little muskrat bodies being skinned in the opening part just made me step away from the computer and click X off. Uck.

But you might like it………it’s a gem of a film.

Check it out – http://www.muskratlovely.com/

~ by kbosin on February 28, 2011.

2 Responses to “I couldn’t watch it.”

  1. Muskrat Susie, Muskrat Sam
    Do the jitterbug out in muskrat land…

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