Where's the category tag for "inspiration" when you need it? Fans of the original Grey Gardens documentary following American blue bloods Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter "Little" Edie, aunt and cousin to Jackie O respectively, are no doubt aware of the upcoming dramatization starring Drew Barrymore as Edie, Jessica Lange as "Big" Edie, and Jeanne Tripplehorn as Jackie. And I think I speak for all of us when I say EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
Unlike most re-makes of classic films, which beg the essential question, "Why fix what ain't broke?" I think its fair to say that while the original is a mesmerizing waltz of headscarves and cats and crumbling grand houses and mental decay, there are some interesting aspects to the Beale's story that are well out of the camera's purview. The back story, the height before the fall, Jackie-frickin'-O, and the film version promises all of these things.
Like I mentioned, you probably knew this, and first heard rumors of the production long ago, but OMG did you realize it's almost upon us? It premieres just one short month from today, April 18 on HBO. But I don't have HBO!!! Nooooooooooooo! Who's going to help me?
Oh, and here's the new trailer!!:
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