This month I am going to look at the movie "The Doe Boy." Blood and
Identity are two of the main subjects in this movie. It is usually
called a 'coming of age' movie. One reviewer called it a "Doughy drama
about a half-Cherokee," pun intended. The main character is named
Hunter. He is half Cherokee. Most people remember the tough transition
from teenager to adult. This movie deals with those issues. It also
throws in some cultural issues. Hunter has hemophilia. So, the issue of
blood is doubly important to him. One review said it is "essentially a
Native American variation on Rebel Without a Cause." It is set in. and
around, Tahlequah, Oklahoma, the Cherokee capital. I recognized a few of
the places in the movie.
You can find lots of symbolism in this movie. You can also just view it
as a straight forward story. It is simply presented, with only a few
special effects. It will not change you life, but it will make you
think. You can find it in some video stores, online and one of the
premium channels on cable has shown it.
Cast: James Duval, Kevin Anderson, Andrew J. Ferchland, Jeri Arredondo
Director: Randy Redroad. It is 83 minutes long.
Here are some links on the movie, and or its director:
You can buy a copy of this movie, or of the book, through the links below. Click on the title for information, click on "Buy" to order a copy.
Click on one of the underlined phrases below to go to that page.