Only this last month (thanks to John Blair) have I discovered the 1976 glory that is the Grey Gardens documentary and my love for the Beale women. I know I’m a little behind, but what can I say – I was born in the 80’s and I guess I must have missed it. Naturally like any obsession of mine I immediately had to engulf my entire life in it. For the past few weeks I have been “Absolutely mad” about everything (ie “this outfit,” “this bowl of cereal,” “this stapler”). Also note the current status on my Facebook. So needless to say, I could not WAIT for this new movie to give me even MORE of the Beales.
I had high hopes for this movie and luckily it did not disappoint. My girl Drew Barrymore and the absolutely FABULOUS Jessica Lange embodied these beautiful, fearless women living their lives on their own terms. This movie not only gave me an insight into how these women got to be the way they were, but did so with such grace and beauty and showed how absolutelty amazing these women were. These individual, strong-willed artistic women and the interesting way that their lives unravelled has captured my heart. Also I’m pretty sure I need to watch this movie about 100 more times. LOVE LOVE LOVE!