Vulture

Skip to content, or skip to search.

Talk

Do People Still Care About Westerns?

Is there still a national soft spot for Westerns? Cowboys & Aliens' audience was mostly people over 30, and it performed especially poorly with young women. Is there a way to make the genre more relevant again? Was True Grit the cowboy/gunslingers' last hurrah? Or is Cowboys & Aliens just not representative of Westerns' appeal? Horses, guns, dust, hats: What kind of Western would you want to see today?