We got all excited about the two short trailers that were just released for HBO’s upcoming movie “Grey Gardens,” and now there’s another even longer one! Can. Not. Wait. For. April. 18. Can I come to your house and watch? I don’t have HBO. Keep reading »
The movie version of the infamous documentary “Grey Gardens” airs on HBO on April 18 — so soon! — and we finally have two trailers to tease you. When we initially heard about the movie, starring Drew Barrymore as Little Edie and Jessica Lange as Big Edie, we were a little worried: Would they do justice to the documentary, which has inspired everyone from Marc Jacobs to Rufus Wainwright? Amelia was especially concerned about Barrymore’s abilities.
I, for one, will be trekking to a friend who has HBO’s apartment next month. The movie goes back 40 years before the documentary was filmed, delving into why the mother and daughter withdrew from society. And, Drew’s accent doesn’t sound half bad! After the jump, the second trailer, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie, and a clip from the original documentary for you to compare. Keep reading »
I’m majorly conflicted about the fact that Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange are starring in an upcoming movie based on the documentary “Grey Gardens,” and remain conflicted after watching this first look clip above. Can the two actresses pull off Big and Little Edie Beale, the aunt and first cousin of Jackie Kennedy? Lange, who has certainly proved her acting chops, is less of a concern than Barrymore, in my opinion, not to mention not knowing if the script is any good. The film supposedly goes back years before the documentary and tells the story off how the Beale’s went from being prominent socialites to reclusive hermits living in a rundown estate in Long Island. The film hits HBO in April of 2009. Keep reading »
This weekend the Sundance Channel screened the 1976 documentary Grey Gardens, the story of Jackie O’s kooky aunt and cousin living in squalor in the Hamptons, but our cable was acting really wonky so we didn’t get to enjoy it. That made us think, “Why in God’s name don’t we OWN this movie anyway?” Luckily, Amazon has an amazing double-disc box set available, so that no rainstorm and undependable cable provider can ever stand between us and Little Edie and Big Edie again! [$39.99, Amazon.com] Keep reading »