Little Edie Beale

I've developed a small obsession with Little Edie Beale lately. If any readers of this blog (especially female and/or drag queen readers) have not yet seen Grey Gardens, you really should. Make sure it is the 1975 documentary, and nothing else! They're now making a film with Drew Barrymore. There is no way this film will be better than the original documentary!

I'm not sure if I can describe what the documentary is about. Superficially, it's about this mother and daughter wasting away in a decrepit mansion in East Hampton, but what makes it special is that they are these completely unique individuals. They were originally famous mostly because they were closely related to Jackie Kennedy, and also because they were so filthy rich and then later so penniless. I guess we all like to watch the mighty fall, just a little bit. But Little Edie Beale, she falls with such style! And no apologies.

1 comment:

  1. Couldn't agree more with your post here! I love her too!