The ballad makes frequent use of body-related terminology, with humorous consequences. There are multiple variations of the poem and some stanzas are left out of certain versions, but the basic narrative structure remains constant. It details the adventures of the generously endowed Dead-Eye Dick and his gunslinging sidekick Mexican Pete. There they visit a whore-house , but before Dick has finished with two out of the 40 whores, they are confronted by Eskimo Nell. She is described as something of a sexual champion, and challenges Dick to satisfy her.
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The Ballad of Eskimo Nell
In the view of some, Eskimo Nell is in her own way an authentic heroine and, by the yardstick of the sentiments of the poem, gets the better of Dick in the end. It is certainly true that Dick's manhood is belittled in the end by Nell. Nevertheless, some critics see the poem as an example of sex-hate literature. Traditional lyrics There are multiple variations to the poem and some stanzas are left out of certain versions but the basic narrative structure remains constant.
This was the first film produced by Richard Franklin. Based on and inspired by the bawdy Ballad of Eskimo Nell , which had actually been banned in Australia, with Deadeye Dick and Mexico Pete setting forth through the Australian Outback in search of the infamous prostitute , Eskimo Nell. The film features large amounts of full frontal nudity which was one of the main attractions of the film at the time. The film was part of the Australian New Wave , with most of the film being shot in Ballarat and some in Canada. Dick spies on a Mexican couple.