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Grey Gardens…

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

FILMMAKING

The long move into ‘Grey Gardens’

 

Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore

 Jessica Lange, left, and Drew Barrymore star in “Grey Gardens.”
(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

 

 By Choire Sicha
Los Angeles Times
April 15, 2009

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Reporting from New York — Drew Barrymore, facing a window onto Central Park, held up a mirror. She took a long time reapplying her lipstick.

 

“Most of my best friends are gay and they all act like her, talk like her, dress like her at certain moments — they all quote her all the time,” she said, in her somewhat spooky way.

 

Gay men — well, not all of them, but many — do revere and constantly talk about Edith “Little Edie” Bouvier Beale, the crazy-fabulous younger half of the East Hampton mother and daughter recluse-team made famous by the 1975 Maysles brothers (and company) documentary “Grey Gardens.” The family had been flush in the Depression — but, as revealed in the documentary, once left to their own devices, Jacqueline Kennedy’s aunt and cousin rapidly became crazy cat ladies and a town scandal. The last signs of their class were the house itself and their starchy, grating half-mid-Atlantic, half- Long Island accents.    (Click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)

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