Monday, August 3, 2009

Yes, Mommie Dearest...

Was Joan Crawford truly the tyrant her adopted daughter Christina portrayed in Mommie Dearest? or did she bend the truth just a tad because she was disinherited? I mean she made Joan out to be a vicious conniving bitch that stomped on everyone that was unfortunate enough to get within shouting distance!

I understand the concept of discipline, but to go the extremes of going completely off the wall over wire hangers?! and how about the scene where she chops Christina's hair because she caught her playing with her things? I don't know...just seems a little too extreme but then again there are people out there who go to the extreme..

After watching Mommie Dearest, there were a few things I learned from this movie was that

  1. my mommie dearest wasn't nearly as neurotic as Joan is portrayed, and I'm grateful for that!
  2. make-up can be scary especially when you're wearing cold cream, and red lipstick and you're yelling "No more wire hangers!"
  3. that gardening is a lot more fun when you do it in the middle of the night wearing a one of your best gowns!
Anywho, regardless if the story is true or not, the movie was quite entertaining, and if you haven't seen it, I advise to watch it.


GypsyFox said...

so happy I found your blog YAY :) There is a lot of contraversy whether or not these stories were true, but after watching/hearing a recorded interview with her on youtube during a Christmas with her adopted children, I totally believe it, she sounds so neurotic! LOL

~Tessa~Scoffs said...

Is that you on the Mad Men contest? I was there for a friend of a friend and scrolling through. Or else someone's got your same name!

Belle Jolie said...

No, it's not me. I wouldn't dare enter the contest ;) I'm sure "Belle Jolie" is a very popular screen name out there for Mad Men fanatics :)

Belle Jolie said...

Gypsy, thanks for finding me :) and happy to have you in my bloggity blog world ;) So she was as CRAZY as they made her out to seem ey? Ha! I'll have to check out that youtube interview =)