!! OMG, a sequel: ‘The Beales of Grey Gardens’ !!

Have you ever met a gay who doesn’t love Grey Gardens? The original charming 1976 documentary showcased the lives and idiosyncrasies of Jackie O cousin Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter Little Edie. The pair lived isolated lives in a falling-down old house in the Hamptons and Little Edie became a camp icon because of the film.
The Maysles brothers, who directed the original film, apparently had a bunch of extra footage lying around, because Criterion has just released a follow-up DVD called The Beales of Grey Gardens, that includes 90 minutes of never-before-seen footage.
As if you needed to be told what good news this is, hop on over to FourFour for some great screen-capped moments, or read his review of the film in TimeOut Chicago. And of course get to the video store, just not my video store, because I want to rent it.
Watch a clip of Little Edie’s thoughts on marriage after the jump.

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4 Comments on "OMG, a sequel: ‘The Beales of Grey Gardens’"

  1. “Tea for two and two for tea, me for you and you for me…fabulous!

  2. chris eckenrode | December 13, 2006 at 9:29 am | Reply

    I actually just watched this last night. It was fantastic. It was just as touching and hysterical as the original with a lot more Edie singing…..an amazing cult classic!

  3. I’ve already added it to my NetFlix…. Little Edie is the best!

  4. exciting news. i love this flick and i always thought there had to be more footage laying around somewhere.
    jack jett

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