Joan intimidates other actresses into letting her accept the Best Actress Oscar on their behalf. People feel sorry for Joan as she seems a tragedy beyond measure. Joan is urged to think about not upstaging Bette. Famous faces are played by actors who look nothing like them. Bette doesn’t win Best Actress and Joan gets to accept the Oscar on behalf of the winner whilst comically disengaged from the effects of her actions. This was okay.
“Did all the gold plating fall off?”
“How I adore a man in a leather skirt.”
“Even more blind on screen.”
“I find her vulgar.”
“Do not speak. Just work.”
“Allows this Babylon to stay standing.”
She brings up rumours of the stag film that Joan Crawford allegedly did. This was insipid. Aldrich smashed his wife’s Sinatra records. Hedda feels it her moral responsibility to turn on her alleged friend Joan. As for Joan, she is unfathomably miserable. Aldrich is told to make another movie about monstrously manic women and he decides on ‘Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte’. He has to get Bette and Joan to work together again. Joan looks up her vile brother. Aldrich tells Warner where to go. Bette bullies Joan on the movie set. Sigh, here we go again, again.
“Fine line between art and trash.”
“Scary Louisiana plantation mansions.”
“There’s a hatchet murder.”
“I outlasted Garbo.”
“Tale of shame.”
“These hag movies.”