Thursday, May 05, 2016

The Divine Feud

Today's big gay news is that Ryan Murphy is lining up yet ANOTHER anthology series on top of his American Horror Stories and his American Crime Stories -- this one is titled Feud and it will be about legendary battles between big-time personalities, and he's starting off with two of the very biggest: Bette David and Joan Crawford, icons and movie stars and c-words the both of them. On top of that they will be played by Susan Sarandon (sigh) and Jessica Lange. I mean... you can probably just imagine the pink earthquake that just sucked Gay Twitter into the depths of chaos and craziness.

This is probably the best time to tell you to take off your snap earrings one by one, set them on the bureau, and then telephone the nearest Book Shoppe and ask them to hold you a copy of Shaun Consadine's homosexual bible, the 1989 dual biography Bette and Joan: The Divine Feud, immediately. I blathered about the book a couple times last year as I read it for the first time, but you probably didn't listen to me then because I am just me -- now that Ryan Murphy's saying so you'll do it.

Anyway the book either captured the legend or made half of the legend up, who cares, it is everything you want it to be and more. It's one of the most entertaining pieces of trash about two of the most entertaining pieces of trash that you'll ever read. 

The series will focus in on the making of Whatever Happened To Baby Jane, which was the only time the women worked together but just a teensy tiny part of their life-long aggressiveness, so if you read the book it'll give you the much needed backstory. Anyway the series will also star JUDY DAVIS OH MY GOD (she's playing Hedda Hopper), plus Stanley Tucci and Alfred Molina. I mean...!

1 comment:

Joey said...

Season 2: Tiffany v. Debbie Gibson