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Coyote Ugly is a romantic comedy/drama based on the actual Coyote Ugly Saloon, released in August 2000. The film stars Piper Perabo and Adam Garcia and Tyra Banks. It was directed by David McNally and written by Gina Wendkos.
Violet Sanford leaves her home and her father Bill Sanford to pursue her dream in New York City. She signs an autograph which is pinned on the wall dotted with other autographs signed by the rest of the troupe that left before her. She tries, unsuccessfully; to get her demo tape to be noticed by the studios.
On one unsuccessful night she goes to a restaurant when she notices some girls flaunting the cash they had made the previous night and after enquiring, finds out that they worked at a bar called Coyote Ugly. She finds her way to the bar and is hired by the bar's owner Lil. After starting her job, she quickly discovers that in order to keep her job she must learn the ropes of singing, dancing, and performing wild acts before a rowdy crowd. On one night she tries to get herself a good word through a bartender who jokingly diverts her to Kevin making her believe that he is the bar owner thus making a fool out of her which eventually brings them close together. They end up doing odd jobs together such as packing fish thus splitting the proceeds. Romantic interest Kevin O'Donnell tries to help her in overcoming her shyness on the stage. She ends up landing a deal at a famous record label.
Kevin Smith stated that a total of eight writers worked on the script while the Writers Guild of America only gave credit to Gina Wendkos which little-resembles the final film. Early on, the lead role of Violet Sanford was offered to pop singer Jessica Simpson, who turned it down.
An unrated special edition of the film was released on DVD in summer 2005. The extended cut adds approximately six minutes to the film's runtime. Arguably the most notable additions are the extension of the sex scene between Violet and Kevin, and the inclusion of an additional scene, which shows the coyotes winning a softball game because Cammie distracts the pitcher by stripping.
The film's soundtrack features Violet's four songs from the movie, performed by LeAnn Rimes, as well as several other songs. It achieved gold status within one month of its release and platinum status by early November. The only single released from the album, LeAnn Rimes' Can't Fight the Moonlight, also achieved gold status, became a nearly instant hit on the radio charts and peaked at #11 on The Billboard Hot 100.
It was based on an article, The Muse of the Coyote Ugly Saloon, in GQ by Elizabeth Gilbert. The bar which opened in 1993 quickly became a favorite of the Lower Eastside hipsters. Lill Lovell, the owner, founded the bar in order to drive her former employer across the street at The Village Idiot out of business. It partially worked as the Village Idiot closed and moved to another part of town to the city's Westside meatpacking district where it remained until closing in 2004.
The film has a cameo appearance by Johnny Knoxville and also a performance by the band The Calling.
Although Piper Perabo was able to sing for her character, it was decided that LeAnn Rimes would provide Violet's singing voice, albeit with a deliberate deviation from her natural vocal range. This means that during LeAnn's cameo in the movie, she is effectively duet ting with herself. Michael Bay makes a cameo as a photographer.