Monday, March 6, 2017


After watching the premiere episode of the new FX series Feud:  Bette and Joan, about the filming of the movie Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?, my ever caustically witty brother gave a succinct critique of the show:  "No scenery left."

I did a spit-take and answered, "So they chewed it all up?"

He replied, "Ole Lucille would probably be furious that the title has BETTE listed first since the project was her idea."

In the show, Bette kept referring to Joan as "Lucille" as Joan's real name was Lucille Le Sueur.

With Susan Sarandon over-the-top as Davis, Jessica Lange great as Crawford, they are aided by a marvelous supporting cast with the wonderful Judy Davis as the witchy Hedda Hopper, Kathy Bates as the blowsy Joan Blondell,  Alfred Molina as long-suffering Director Robert Aldrich, and the surprising Catherine Zeta Jones portraying Olivia de Havilland.

I am actually looking forward to the next episode.

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