Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” Is Gonna Be A Movie Now

This is a big week for Dolly Parton-related news, and we are not mad at that. The country diva has inked a deal with NBC to produce several movies based on her songs. The first announced was “The Coat of Many Colors” which will be based on Dolly’s own experiences growing up. The second? “JOLENE.”

Now, I think we can all agree that “Jolene” is probably one of the best songs in the history of ever. Always a great karaoke jam, to boot. And I really, really want to be enthusiastic about this, but I’m not really sure how it could be a movie, particularly in the year 2015.

The plot of the song involves a woman confronting another woman, who happens to have flaming locks of auburn hair, and begging her not to take her man. I’m not sure that’s a thing anyone would do now. It seems a little undignified. I mean–it makes for a great country song, but I would think that if you were with some dude and he was calling out some other lady’s name in his sleep, you might kick him to the curb. Or at least, you know, confront him about it. Especially given that it doesn’t appear that Jolene was actually doing anything other than being super pretty.

Which is not to say that it still isn’t one of my favorite songs, because it totally is.

In addition to this deal, Parton has expressed interest in reuniting with her “9 to 5″ costars Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda on their Netflix show, “Grace and Frankie” — which seems like pretty much the best idea ever. I always liked Dolly’s acting, and would love to see her do more of it again.

[The Hollywood Reporter]
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