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The original Golden Girls

The original Golden Girls

Speaking of older, lonely women… Grey Gardens will surely be the TV event of the weekend, as HBO premieres the narrative feature adaptation of Albert & David Maysles’ amazing and classic documentary. The Maysles’ Grey Gardens is so verite and haunting, you’re excused if you think it’s a fictional story. If you haven’t seen the original film, you MUST. It makes for fantastic weekend sofa viewing, if you get the Criterion version. Here’s the original theatrical trailer (imagine seeing this at the Paris theater back in the day):

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