For those gen Yers not in musical theater who aren't in-the-know... In the 1970s, documentary film makers, Albert and David Maysles put together a film about Edith & Edith Bouvier Beale. They were related to Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. Check out the trailer below to have you catch up if you're unawares...
OK - so the HBO movie connects the lines from the 30s to 70s and gives you an idea what has happened to these poor ladies. When I first heard Drew Barrymore was going to play Little Edie - I almost lost my lunch. This gal in "50 First Dates," "Charlie's Angels," and the awful "He's Just Not That Into You," is going to play one of the most beloved women that gay men love to imitate after a few drinks at a dinner party???
To my surprise, she's pretty great. She does embody Little Edie, but still makes it her own. Her accent is just a little off sometimes, but I'll forgive her for it because she's not a gay man at a dinner party after a few drinks. Drew actually made me feel better after wasting my afternoon watching "The Duplex." Now, I've only watched the first part and I'm hoping she delivers the rest of the film. Jessica Lange is pitch perfect as Big Edie. I sort of want her to be my crazy mom out in East Hampton or maybe just my friend.
If you don't have Home Box Office, befriend someone with it or come over to my house to watch it. My roommate got it just for this documentary actually! If you're on the fence, I've put the trailer below. Love it or hate it, they'll probably both get Emmy Nods.