Having read quite a bit about the famous and infamous Howard Hughes, I have never seen any of the films he made, so I thought I would start with the controversial film, The Outlaw. This film became the scandal du jour mainly because of the impressive 38D boobs of a 19 year old Jane Russell. For 1941, there was supposed outrage over the astute attention the camera paid to her impressive rack. This delayed a general release for years and when it finally did reach theaters, it became a huge box office hit. Success mainly came based on all the press Russell's boobs attracted. For the record, the film by today's standards is wildly tame and would easily have earned a PG rating without one raised eyebrow.
But a D cup size was not what stood out most for me in this strange movie. The West is portrayed not only as a nice place, but fucking Pussyville. Cold blooded killers apologizing to one another on a regular basis and no tries to kill each other in order to be the only one to bang Russell. Those minor points can easily be overlooked in the midst of the raging homoerotic subtext of Jesse James and Doc Holiday friendship in this film. Jane Russell's character Rio is barely even considered, much less payed attention to as James and Holiday playfully steal a horse back and forth from each other. There is also little to no gun play and everyone is quick to apologize to one another and ever act sad when they feel they are doing one another wrong.
Here is some dialog between the newly acquainted outlaws pretty early in the plot:
Doc Holiday: You can't fool me, good looking boy like you. You must have a girl somewhere?
Jesse James: I don't trust 'em.
If you are going for the gay cowboy thing, go rent Lust in the Dust or Brokeback Mountain, but if you must suffer through The Outlaw, smoke a little bit more with each suggestive scene between James and Holiday. Here's a little more of that winning dialog which might rival Why can't I quit you!
Jesse James: Doc, if you're not already fixed up, you can bunk with me tonight.