4 thoughts on “Lent: Part 9

  1. volus

    My Two Cents: Part 9

    Joan Crawford: I think I’ll emotionally abuse my adopted daughter!
    Christina Crawford: I’ll pout about that!
    Joan: Then I’ll physically abuse her!
    Christina: And I’ll be petulant!
    –Repeat for about 30 years–
    Joan dies.
    Christina: Wow, that bitch didn’t even leave me any money!
    Christopher Crawford: Wait, I’m in this movie?


  2. hibousoir

    What are you talking about?! This is a GREAT movie! It’s Camp City!

    You have to appreciate this movie for what it is: pure, unintentionally hilarious melodrama. I’ve seen this movie probably 20 times over the years, and I think it’s great. The huge shoulder-padded costumes, the giant rolled hair, the bad dialogue, the even-worse acting, Faye Dunaway’s drawn-down fish-mouth saying things like, “You make me so dahmn MAHD!”

    I once performed several key scenes for a co-worker who had never seen it–he thought it was great. I do a pretty darn amazing Faye-Dunaway-as-Joan-Crawford impression. My favorite scene is the one where she’s arguing with teen-Christine and says, “WHYYY caaahn’t yooou GIVE MEEE the re-SPECT I de-SEEERVE?!” And Christina screams back, “Be-CAUSE I am NOT one of your FAAAANS!!!” and then they get into a huge cat-fight right in front the reporter. HA! How can you not love that?

    I’d love to see John Waters remake it and cast nothing but drag queens. That’d be AWESOME.


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