Starring Drew Barrymore, Jessica Lange, Jeanne Tripplehorn
Based on the 1975 documentary by Albert and David Maysles
The dramatic film version of “Grey Gardens,” which is set to air on HBO this Saturday April 18 at 8pm, takes a look at the lives of Little Edie and Big Edie Beale, relatives of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Many of the film’s scenes are reenactments of classic moments from the documentary about them, while the rest of the movie shows how the Beales ended up as recluses in their East Hampton estate. Catherine, Simcha, Jessica Wakeman, and I discuss the movie, after the jump … Keep reading »
Here’s Edie Beale in the original “Grey Gardens,” describing her “best costume for the day,” an insane combo of pantyhose and safety pins. Best costume, indeed.
The fashion expert claims, “I don’t like women in skirts…you understand.” We understand she means a plain old skirt. But a skirt fashioned out of a turtleneck or cardigan — now that’s another story, darling.
After the jump, the essentials of how to get Edie’s pantyhose-over-pants-under-skirt look. Note: You must pair with major attitude. Keep reading »
Rocking a fashionably current braid while promoting “Grey Gardens” in NYC. [4/13/09] Keep reading »
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 »