There are so many films with roots in Broadway that sometimes we don’t even realize that’s where they originated. So that’s why some of y’all may be surprised to hear that The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas wasn’t an original film…it was an adaptation of the 1978 musical of the same title.
Since it was an adaptation, the film version didn’t follow the musical’s plot point for point. One major difference between the two? In the stage version, Ed Earl and Miss Mona had a one-night stand 15 years prior, but have maintained no romantic relationship since. That’s different in the film, as Ed Earl and Mona are involved in an ongoing affair.
That’s quite the change!