Grey Gardens: the greatest documentary?
A few weeks ago, I posted that the PBS documentary program POV was holding an online contest asking individuals to vote for what they felt was the greatest documentary of all time.
In the lead for a long time was Paris Is Burning. But it looks like a staunch character from the Hamptons rose above the Harlem queens.
Grey Gardens was selected as the greatest, and with good reason.
If for some strange reason you have yet to see this glorious film, do it now. Where else can you see former socialites holding on to the last little bits of their social status, even if it is only imagined? Where else can you see 50-something women dancing with flags, reliving the glory years they wish they'd had?If that isn't enough, then watch it for this scene and this scene alone. To learn what a staunch woman really is.