Every gay man and woman weâ€™ve ever met loves Grey Gardens, the best documentary ever produced. And for good reason. Little Edie and Big Edie are two of the craziest rich people weâ€™ve ever come across. We can never get enough of Little Edie marching down the mansionâ€™s steps to the foyer in her black leotard a la 2005 Madge and boogey down with Old Glory. Well, mom and daughter will be getting the big screen treatment.
Variety reports that Drew Barrymore will play “Little Edie” Beale and Jessica Lange her mother, “Big Edie” Bouvier Beale, in a new drama based on the eccentric socialites immortalized in the gay cult fave documentary Grey Gardens. Written and directed by first-timer Michael Sucsy, this new filmâ€”also titled Grey Gardensâ€”will cover 40 years of their lives, and other characters will include Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Ben Bradlee, and Sally Quinn.
Just what we need. A Grey Gardens prequel! And, for once, thatâ€™s not sarcasm.
We love Drew – Sheâ€™s cute and it seems like sheâ€™d be the perfect fag hag. And Jessica Lange as momma Edie? She could possess the perfect amount of bitterness and bitchiness to pull of Big Edie with a great over-the-top style.
We can’t wait. This movie could be the new What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Barrymore and Lange to play the Beales of Grey Gardens [The Advocate]