A caliente bar, pretty barmaids who wiggle their hips for a piece on the counter… “Coyote Girls” is one of those girly films that marked audiences in the 2000s (in particular its famous soundtrack). The success of the feature film has also brought more visibility to the bar from which it is inspired.
Coyote Girls : Can’t Fight the Moonlight
Yes, Coyote Girls is not big cinema. Our editorial staff classifies it in the category of shameful films that we love. However, it cannot be denied that the first feature film directed by David McNally has that sweet nostalgic scent of productions released in the early 2000s. You just have to listen to the soundtrack of the film (sublimated by its flagship song Can’t Fight The Moonlight), to realize it.
With a cast mixing actors almost unknown at the time (Piper Perabo, Adam Garcia, Isabella Miko), young rising actors (Tyra Banks, Bridget Moynahan, Melanie Lynskey, Maria Bello) and stars of experience (John Goodman), Coyote Girls So follows Violet Stanford who leaves her little family cocoon to join the Big Apple, in order to realize her dream of professional composer. On the spot, financial difficulties accumulate for her, which forces her to work in a seedy little bar called Coyote Ugly. In this place known for its provocative barmaids, the young Violet reveals herself.
Despite mixed reviews, Coyote Girls will be a commercial success with over $ 113.9 million in revenue.
A brand established all over the world
Have you wondered if such a bar actually exists? The answer is yes. This is also why Coyote Girls was born.
Indeed, in 1993, Lil Lovell, a 25-year-old ex-waitress, inaugurated in New York his own bar called Coyote Ugly. Like the film, we therefore find in this place barmaids dancing, singing, performing and even having drinks with customers.
In 1997, Elizabeth Gilbert, former resident of the Coyote Ugly (and future author of the bestseller Eat, pray and love) publishes an article in the GQ which sheds light on the bar. The latter is then read by famous Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer who decides to buy the rights to the Coyote Ugly story from Lil Lovell.
After the success of the film, the bar chain is exported not only across the United States and the rest of the world (Los Angeles, Russia, Germany, Japan etc.) but also develops derivative products such as t-shirts, hats, and even a brand of whiskey!
The brand continues to continue to expand. The real question, therefore: when is a Coyote Ugly bar in France?