When it gets to be autumn I always want 3 things… hoodies, pumpkin spiced anything and the magic that is Grey Gardens. If you have not heard of this then RUN don’t walk to your computer and watch it http://documentaryheaven.com/grey-gardens/ .
It is a tragic story about a mother and daughter, Big Edie and Little Edie Beale. They are distant relatives of Jacquie Kennedy. Big Edie is a lunatic that gradually over many years isolates herself and her daughter from the rest of the world in a dilapidated mansion in The Hamptons. They are cat ladies and Little Edie passive-aggressively feeds her mom cat food and calls it pate to get back at her for this in her own small. I despise Big Edie. She’s comes in 2nd place behind Joan Crawford for horrible “Hollywood” mothers. Little Edie is charming and wonderful and it makes me so sad that most of her life was spent in hiding basically. Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange made a movie a few years ago that is base on the documentary and it is excellent gives you more back ground as to who these two ladies are and how they ended up this way.
“This is the best thing to wear for today, you understand. Because I don’t like women in skirts and the best thing is to wear pantyhose or some pants under a short skirt, I think. Then you have the pants under the skirt and then you can pull the stockings up over the pants underneath the skirt. And you can always take off the skirt and use it as a cape. So I think this is the best costume for today.” –Edie Beale