When icons collide: Dolly Parton may play Mae West

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com March 14 2001 1:00 AM ET

On the heels of their rating success with Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows, ABC is developing a film bio of Mae West that they hope will be a vehicle for Dolly Parton, reports Variety. Still in development, the film would star the voluptuous singer as one of the legendary sex goddesses of stage and screen, known for pushing the envelope of screen sexuality during the 1930s (to say nothing of her coterie of gay friends and fans).