Ode to Billy Joe (1976)

Ode to Billy Joe (1976)
 

Director Max Baer Jr.

Writer Bobbie Gentry (song), Herman Raucher

Genre Drama

Year 1976

Actors Robby Benson, Glynnis O'Connor, Joan Hotchkis, Sandy McPeak

IMDB : 6.4 (1,069 votes)


 

Description Billy Joe confesses his love to the lovely Bobbi Lee only to cover his growing fear that he may, in fact, be homosexual. One night, at a barn dance, he gets a little drunk and rather than going with the hired whores, gives into his desires and sexual relations with an unnamed man. The guilt causes him to run away, hide in the woods and eventually confess everything to Bobbi Lee who doesn't want to believe him only because she was enjoying the forbidden nature of their love. In the end, he cannot accept his sexuality nor can he hide behind Bobbi Lee and that's why he throws himself off the Tallahachee bridge.

Comments

  • julie miller 2017-02-01 01:01:24
    i was so in love with robbie benson in 1976-- his face pics where all over my bedroom wall-- still think he gorgeous
  • Big Nizzle 2016-12-31 16:46:49
    Exactly, the song didn't tell us this version. In Hollywood everything is gay.
  • julie miller 2016-12-20 08:14:20
    i was 18 when i first seen this-- im almost 59 now-- is there any way to slow down time??, i seen it on the big screen in halifax nova scotia with my boyfriend,, he is dead now.. this movie will always be part of my youth
  • Hallie Russell 2016-01-23 20:40:08
    me too

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