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Grey Gardens.

about 2 or 3 weeks ago it was all over the place.. the grey gardens hbo film starring drew barrymore was about to be released. Tim and I were listening to NPR on they way home from work one day when they were interviewing Drew about her character and I decided to research it since I knew nothing about it (and how could I have lived 32 years and never had heard this amazing story btw?!?) .. well, that was it. I became obsessed. I watched most of the actual documentary (they are missing part 1) on youtube and then asked my sister in law to record the movie for me on hbo since we don't have it. I am strangely fascinated with the whole story, the idea of closing yourself off to the world, of living your life as if you were glamourous and a fresh faced 20 something when you are actually living in filth and are now in your 50's.... just love it. It's so... strangely.. beautiful and haunting and creepy and just.. devine. Ashley.. if you are reading this and know nothing about grey gardens, I HIGHLY recommend you discover it... it is RIGHT up your alley!

another obsession I've been into lately (that started around the same time)... golden girls. Yes, GOLDEN GIRLS. The 80's sitcome about 4 older sassy women living in Miami. LOL.. I have found a youtube site that has ALL of the episodes .. not to mention it is shown on tv like 12 times a day .... and what timing with the death of Bea Arthur and all. Golden girls was the early sex and the city.. and funnier to boot! Thank you for being a friend indeed!

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brainwavy
May. 1st, 2009 04:25 pm (UTC)
so funny i JUST watched this last night, and immediately wanted to see the actual documentary & to find out if there was a book about them too.. they're like this incredible trainwreck, though I mean that in the best possible way.
ophelia99
May. 1st, 2009 05:45 pm (UTC)
in my opinion the movie was okay but of course it can't compare to the documentary.. you must watch it! I found myself watching certain scenes over and over again.. now I'm like "tim, we need to take a vacation to the hamptons so I can see the house!" LOL.... poor tim to be married to such a nut job like me!

ophelia99
May. 1st, 2009 05:49 pm (UTC)
btw, if you find out if there is a book let me know. I don't think there is but I know there is a broadway show that may or may not still be playing.. I would kill to see it!
makenote
May. 1st, 2009 07:45 pm (UTC)
Oh honey, Edie is my hero! I am so in love with her. You know there was a follow-up documentary after Gray Gardens called The Beales of Gray Gardens -- you need to go rent it if you haven't already! The whole crew goes back to see Edie and her mom after ten years or so. It's sad but still incredible. Edie does some SERIOUS dancing. God! I don't even want to see the HBO doc because nothing can compare to the real Edith, but I'm sure I will break down simply because I love them and I love Drew Barrymore! I love you and I miss you and I want to go to Mexico now!
ophelia99
May. 1st, 2009 07:58 pm (UTC)
I have heard of that but didn't know there was more footage (beales of gray gardens).. I will be on a search to find it now! Of course you knew about it already and are totally in love with Edie.. how could you not be?!?

makenote
May. 1st, 2009 08:00 pm (UTC)
My favorite thing she says is, "This is the best costume of the day."
ophelia99
May. 1st, 2009 08:15 pm (UTC)
oh yes.. the pantyhose over the shorts or pants and using the skirt as a cape! I love her voice and accent and her style! She really did look fabulous for her age in the documentary! I find it so sad in a way.. like she lost a lot of her life there in that home... but also just very beautiful. I don't know... I can see it all different ways.
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