This film is a Òmocumentary,Ó or a satire of a documentary, about the various people who come from far away places to enter their dogs in the Mayflower Kennel and Dog Show in Philadelphia. They include four couples, all of them a little bit crazy, and a bachelor, Harlan Pepper, who is the owner of a small fishing shop, and perhaps the most normal of the group. The others include Gerry and Cookie Fleck, a middle aged couple from Florida, Hamilton and Meg, young professional lawyers who are superficial, sex obsessed and bizarre, Scott and Stefan, gay partners from New York, and Sherri and Christy, a lesbian couple (although Sherri is officially married to a man triple her age).
All of these dog lovers live completely different lives in completely different places, and many reflect the American subcultures from which they come
(for example, Scott and Stefan are liberated gay New Yorkers, while Harlan is from a small conservative town in North Carolina). Yet all of them are part of another subculture, the odd world of professional dog shows, in which dog owners make themselves and their dogs miserable in hopes that they will be named the ÒBest in ShowÓ (which is to say the most beautiful, well trained and wonderful dog in the competition). And thus while this film is basically about a bunch of people who come to see if their dogs can win the dog show, it is ultimately about the fact that while Americans think they are normal, they are in fact among the strangest people on earthÉ.
Gerry and CookieÉÉÉÉÉ.WinkyÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉNorwhich Terrier
Hamilton and MegÉÉÉÉ.Beatrice ÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉ.Weimaraner
Scott and StefanÉÉÉÉÉÉ.Miss AgnesÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉ.Shi Tzu
Sherri and ChristiÉÉÉÉÉRhapsody in WhiteÉÉÉ.É.Poodle
Some Words and Expressions that You May not Know
AmericaÕs craziest dog owners discuss their greatest canine dreamsÉ.
An ancient and famous Indian text on the art of sex.
ItÕs called .
A completely ridiculous name for a sexual
position that is discussed in the Kama Sutra.
, honey, mommy and daddy are over here.