Country superstar Dolly Parton has a lot on her plate as of late. She has a new Christmas album, two Christmas specials, and is appearing a holiday film coming to Netflix. It stands to reason that she would be taking on several press engagements to promote her upcoming releases. In a socially-distanced chat with ET Canada’s Roz Weston, she talked about her upcoming album and whether her husband would put her on the naughty or nice list.
Dolly Parton Says She Has a Naughty Side
In recent years, Dolly has been recognized for the kindness she exudes. She has a long history of giving her time or money to charitable causes. If the Opry were in charge of canonizing saints, Dolly would have probably been given the title by now. There is no denying that Dolly is sweet southern hospitality personified. She has, however, had a few naughtier moments that current fans may not know about.
In the late sixties Dolly, then only 23, made her first trip to New York City. She was accompanied by her assistant and a little piece of home. The pair visited a dirty 42nd street adult theater and decided they didn’t like it at all. Upon leaving, a patron of the theater began following them, thinking they were prostitutes. Dolly admits that with their hair, makeup and clothes, they looked the part. They told him otherwise, though. However, when the man continued bothering them, Parton knew just what to do. She told the man that she would “turn him from a rooster to a hen” right there on the sidewalk. She had the means to do it, too. That little piece of home she carried was a pistol. Her father had given it to her before her trip to the city.
Dolly is famously quoted as saying “It takes a lot of time and money to look this cheap”. In anecdotes about her early life, she says that she got her style from the “town trollop”. She has embraced this look for nearly her entire career. So yes, Dolly has a naughty side but in the nicest way possible.
What List Does Dolly Belong On According to Her Husband?
Weston started the interview by asking tough questions. He wanted to know which list her husband would put her on. Unsurprisingly, Dolly said that her husband would probably say “some of both”. Dolly Parton is a little naughty mixed into a heaping helping of nice.