In a small Mississippi town, Carnelle Scott (known locally as "Miss Hot Tamale") is rehearsing furiously for the Miss Firecracker Beauty Contest. The unexpected arrival of her cousin Elain (a former Miss Firecracker winner) complicates matters a bit, as does the repeated threat of Elain's brother, Delmount, (recently released from a mental institution) to sell the family homestead and decamp for New Orleans. But, aided by a touchingly awkward seamstress named Popeye and several other cheerfully nutty characters, Carnelle perseveres—leading to an ending of unparalleled hilarity, compassion and moving lyricism.
Directed by Susan Morris and featuring: Laura Bird, Stacy Buck, Sun Cruscial, Samantha Edwards, Cindy Franklin, Mary Hopper, and Wyatt Woodside.
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