OLD WAYS ARE CONFRONTED BY THE UNSTOPPABLE WAVE OF ACCEPTANCE AND PROGRESS
After being caught with another woman, Jin, a small town girl, goes on the run from a tyrannical sheriff, finding safety in a colorful and accepting town led by Taylor Trixie, a fabulous drag queen. The whole community bands together to fight oppression and bigotry, helping Jin gain self-acceptance, strength, and empowerment through the knowledge that she is not alone.
ORIGINALITY: TOP 8%
STYLE: TOP 8%
CONCEPT: TOP 12%
"The thought of the old West in drag is hilarious, and the story definitely has some promising visual elements that could create a hilarious, camp experience that could become a cult favorite if played right."
"Rainbow Cowboy benefits from a very original and fascinating setting. The template is the frontier west, but the details feel utterly unique, transported from more modern times and creating a surreal and very engaging vision of the Old West."
Austin Screenplay Awards
"The script works in deeper themes, with talk on philosophy and sexual liberation. It’s never too preachy in a message, but the characters constantly have their ideologies tested in ways that often go beyond a straight conversation. Actions and plot points force characters’ backs against a wall where words must be backed up with conviction and action. Knowing early on what each character believes and seeing the differences in worldview clash is a real highlight of the script. It shapes the internal conflict and often leads to the more obvious physical challenges."
NYC International Screenplay Awards
"Rainbow Cowboy masterfully sidesteps these pitfalls with highly believable characters that don’t rely on tired archetypes. Everyone from the leads to the supporting roles feel like original characters who have great specificity in their action and dialogue."
Chicago Screenplay Awards