“In dealing with me the relatives didn’t know that they were dealing with a staunch character.”

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"In dealing with me the relatives didn't know that they were dealing with a staunch character"I watched Grey Gardens this morning and then was prompted to clean my house (gee, I wonder why). When I was going through my closet I found a rather Edie-esque scarf. I put it on and arranged it the way Little Edie would and began to quote the film to my husband. And then a self portrait session session ensued. Yes, I’m having fun 🙂

Grey Gardens is a very interesting film. Among many other things I see it as something like an epilogue to Edith Wharton’s House of Mirth, or a real-life Tennessee Williams play. It’s fascinating. The two Beale Women are amazing characters. You really can’t make this stuff up.

I had no idea it existed until last week when I checked it out from the library. I had no idea it was a cult classic. I can see why it is. I can’t stop thinking about it.

Here is some video referencing the quote above:

you gotta love Little Edie. Seriously.