Jesco White, my favorite hillbillie
After watching Jacob Young's documentaries " Dancing Outlaw" and "Dancing Outlaw II: Jesco Goes To Hollywood" and Julien Nitzbergs documentary "The Wild And Wonderful Whites Of West Virginia", I just fell in love with Jesco White. He is so unique, funny, original and I recommend everyone to watch these documentaries about real white trash. (I thought it was mockumentaries at first), but just like former president George W. Bush once stated: "Fool me once... (pause) shame on... (pause) Shame on you... (long pause)... you fool me you can't get fooled again"
More about Jesco White taken from Wikipedia:
Jesco White, the "Dancing Outlaw", (born July 30, 1956) is an American mountain dancer and entertainer. He is best known as the subject of three American documentary films that detail his desire to follow in his famous father's footsteps, while trying to overcome depression, drug addiction, and the poverty that afflicts rural Appalachia. He is a member of the White family.
Jesco White was born in Bandytown, a tiny community located in the Appalachian Mountains of Boone County, West Virginia to Donald Ray White (1927?1985), also known as D. Ray White, and Bertie Mae White. White's father, D. Ray, was profiled in the Smithsonian Folkways documentary Talking Feet: Solo Southern Dance: Buck, Flatfoot and Tap (1987) as one of the greatest mountain dancers in the United States. Following in the footsteps of his father, Jesco's dance style is a subtle mix of tap and clog dancing that is native to Appalachia. Jesco White's dancing has been featured in at least three documentaries.
White was married to Norma Jean White (1939-2009), and their tumultuous relationship is partially detailed in the Dancing Outlaw.
In April 2009, White was featured in the documentary The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia, produced by Storm Taylor and MTV's Johnny Knoxville & Jeff Tremaine. The film debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. White has claimed that his portrayal in the documentary was an act and is not an accurate depiction of the White family.
The week after the release of Wild and Wonderful, White and his sister, Sue Ann White, were arrested in West Virginia on suspicion of drug-related charges. White gave an on-camera interview while in jail and stated that he had been clean for 30 years. White said that he is not a bad person and that he was "embarrassed" and "hurt" by the arrest. Shortly after his arrest, White was bonded out of jail by the MTV producers of the newly released documentary about the White family. A month after his arrest, Jesco White was cleared, and the charges against White were dismissed due to lack of evidence.
Jesco White gets 2 thumbs up in my book...