This summer I came across many references to Grey Gardens. I had never heard of it so when I saw this reference for the 4th time I finally googled it. I learned it was documentary made in the 70's. It was about the Aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The documentary follows their everyday life in a ruined mansion in the Hamptons. The house is full of raccoons and cats that they feed. I ordered it from Amazon and was mesmerized. I can hardly explain my fascination. Little Edie is crazy and creative and her fashion sense is just beyond beyond. She always knows the best costume for the day. I've taken to wearing a powder blue towel on my head w/a brooch. Oh and she is a STAUNCH character.
Why do they live this way? Why can't big Edie let go of the past? Why does little Edie let herself be controlled by her mother? What the hell happened to these former members of high society? How can they possibly live in such squalor? Why do they FEED the raccoons? It is funny and heartbreaking to watch. I recommend it.
Now here is the best surprise(for me anyway). I just found out it is Broadway SHOW! Oh joy!
Can you see that I have a problem?