Monday, August 6, 2012
Valley of the Dolls - Get Your Wigs and Eye Liner Girls
This one is a movie that BEGS to be parodied.
I just might do it.
The movie starts typical enough. A small town girl goes to the big city and has various adventures with Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe.
Okay for reals though. The film opens with Anne Welles (Barbara Perkins) moving away from her quiet life for the big city and she becomes friends with Neely O'Hara, (Patty Duke) a character who shares a lot of similarities to Miss Judy Garland; and Jennifer North, (Sharon Tate) a character who shares a whole lot of similarities to Marilyn Monroe.
The three friends go through love, loss and dolls. (A slang term used for dexedrine)
Based on the crazy sexy book by Jacqueline Susann, "Valley of the Dolls" takes a fun and campy look at the world of celebrity. This film is one of those "so bad it's so good" type of movies.
This also one of those movies that needs to be recreated with drag queens like the recent remake of "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane" retitled "Baby Jane?"
"Valley of the Dolls" was pretty and crazy. Very good combos in my book. I am definitely going to pick up this one to own.