Every year in the town of Golden Hill, contestants gather for two important competitions in the National Outdoor Show. Local high school girls compete to become “Miss Outdoors,” queen of the show and its representative for
the coming year. On the very same stage, the world’s best muskrat skinners
compete to see who can skin the fastest.
MUSKRAT LOVELY is a documentary that follows the events leading to the 50th crowning of “Miss Outdoors.” It’s an ironic and tender look at the yearly event of a close-knit community in a remote area of the Chesapeake Bay. A place where men still make their living off the water, and the opportunities for glamour are few.
MUSKRAT LOVELY was filmed entirely on location in Dorchester County, Maryland, home of The Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and a couple of unlucky muskrats.
"It's like A MIGHTY WIND only real." -Minnesota Daily