Think your mother’s overbearing just because she’s vowed to torture you day in and day out until you’ve married a nice Jewish doctor and given her grandchildren? Well, she’s got nothing on Faye Dunaway in Mommie Dearest, her portrayal of legendary Hollywood crazy Joan Crawford. Relive the horrors of this landmark in camp at Chelsea Classics, a series of
beloved over-the-top films hosted by foul-mouthed Hedda Lettuce. Some of the greatest lines to inspire drag queens worldwide have come from Mommie Dearest: Say ’em along or learn them anew—or, at the very least, take Joan’s advice on how to hang your dresses.
Sat., March 8, 7 p.m., 2008
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on March 4, 2008