Everyone knows from the poster and trailer for the new Omen movie that June 6 will be the dreaded 06/06/06. So it’s an ideal release date for the new Hollywood Royalty Edition of the Mommie Dearest DVD, with feature commentary by John Waters and three documentaries (The Revival of Joan, Life with Joan, Joan Lives On), and interviews with Waters, Lypsinka, Diana Scarwid, and other notables. Scarwid, who played Crawford’s daughter Christina, has, of course, become a gay icon almost equal to Faye Dunaway, thanks to Mommie but, unlike Dunaway, has no problem being approached by worshipers of the film. “I was in Wal-Mart a few months back looking at dental floss,” she told Lawrence Ferber in the Philadelphia Gay News, “and I sensed someone down the aisle looking at me. I turned and this woman was staring and walking slowly toward me with this emotion on her face. She put out her hand and said, ‘You were that girl from Mommie Dearest.’ I said ‘Yes, ma’am,’ and we hugged each other, we were both crying, and that’s all that was said.” As Ferber points out, she went from being the daughter of a monster to the mother of a monster when she played Michael Alig’s mother Elke in WOW’s cult-approaching-classic biopic Party Monster.
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