Monday, October 20, 2008
So, I Netflix'ed Grey Gardens a few weeks ago and..man, crazy? I didn't know if I should feel sorry for the Beales or just laugh at their humor. It was clear that they didn't really care what others thought about them, but their reclusive nature was due to previous exploitation. What good would a documentary do for them?
Little Edie had a good time dressing up. I enjoyed seeing her crazy outfits throughout the film. She did have good grasp on color and proportion, which is odd because she also looks like she dresses in the dark. It's kind of eerie to realize how much they have continued to influence today's fashion. I can't wait to see what the Hollywood adaptation will be like. It better bring the sass:
Edith 'Big Edie' Bouvier Beale: Oh, look. That cat's going to the bathroom right behind my portrait.
Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale: Ughh, how awful.
Edith 'Big Edie' Bouvier Beale: No, I'm glad. I'm glad somebody's doing something what they want to do!