The Debutante Hunters

Thank you Azalea Magazine of Summerville, SC


This is a 2011 Sundance Documentary Winner directed by Maria White.CAST: Kristy Olson Cuthbert, Beverly Mebane Helms, Sara Frampton, Susan Frampton, Kacey Bates Patrick

You have to try to catch this; it’s only 12 minutes long!

But as Field and Stream notes in it’s 2012 review by Hal Herring:

” (the director Maria White) interviews and films her own circle of friends, young women and their families who are steeped in the southern traditions of hunting, shooting and the general wonders of a life spent outside. What these women hunters have to say is extremely important. What we see here is the kind of connection to wildlife, the land, family, and tradition that has made American hunters the world’s foremost conservationists. These are the kinds of hunters who will make sure that it can go on.”

In the South Carolina Lowcountry, a group of true Southern belles show a rugged side to their heels and polished nails.

What is it about this topic that is so interesting? The juxtaposition of sweetheart and sharpshooter? Or that some women still feed that side of themselves that drives them to prove their self-suffiency, a la Scarlett O’Hara?

One word: Wow.




Sundance Winner-Debutante Hunters-You Have to See This

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