Aren't they cousins?!


Elvis is sent to live with is uncle, and his daughter in the movie is Tuesday Weld. Doesn't that make them cousins? Why on earth are they hooking up? That really threw me....

Overall, it was pretty good - the performances were well done and the music was nice. But the plot was a mess. Elvis was all over the place hooking up with anyone & everyone and bouncing between them depending on his mood. And the whole kissing cousins thing was pretty sick if that was the case.

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Uncle Rolfe was his mother's cousin, so Elvis and Tuesday were second cousins. He probably called him "Uncle" because Rolfe was the age an uncle would be.

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Yeah, so they were related. In this case the real-life story is more racy than the screen one. Not sure if Elvis and Tuesday were really as together as was rumored, but whoever casted a 17-year old ingénue as the King's girlfriend, when everyone knew he was living with jail-bait Priscilla, his lover since she was 14, must have foreseen what he was setting up.

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That makes them kissin' cousins, and as Elvis sang,
"But we're kissin' cousins and that's what makes it all right
All right, all right, all right"

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Yeah, Nori was the "bad" girl for getting knocked up but Glenn was the one chasing tail through the whole movie. He used and discarded each of the women on his whim. I liked the movie, but I found it problematic for the usual reasons. I wish Noris of that time had Irenes who believed in them and fought for them.

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