Thursday, April 16, 2009

Drew + Grey Gardens = love!

Drew Barrymore as little Edie Bouvier Beale in the new film "Grey Gardens" which debuts Saturday on HBO.

I have only seen the 1975 documentary "Grey Gardens" once, but I was stunned into submission, and sat silent and still for the entire 100 minutes. I was riveted by the story of big Edie and little Edie Bouvier Beale, relatives of Jackie Bouvier Kennedy who live in squalor in their 28-room East Hampton estate.

The documentary is full of fear, sadness, bitterness, wildlife in doors and desolation, but it's also full of uncompromising style. Regardless of their surroundings, clothing and accessories were a large part of the lives of the mother-daughter duo.

You can bet I'll be glued to my seat again at 8 p.m. Saturday when "Grey Gardens" a film based on the story of the Beales and that documentary debuts on HBO. The crazy-fabulous Drew Barrymore plays little Edie, Jessica Lange plays her mother, big Edie. Jeanne

Have you seen the documentary? What did you think? Will you watch on Saturday?

1 comment:

  1. I'll be watching for sure. As for their fashion "sense", you truly need to see it to believe it. Whether its a sweater subbing for a turbin pinned to little Edie's hairless head, or shorts under pantyhose, The Beale's believed every day deserved a costume. but please don't wear red shoes on Thursday. They can arrest you for that in The Hamptons. lol