This is the third time I’ve seen Grey Gardens and each viewing just opens up more questions. What really happened in New York that forced Little Edie back to East Hampton? If Big Edie has such a sharp tongue and is aware enough to give knowing glances to the camera, why does she allow herself to spend her days on a mattress piled neck high with filth dripping a mysterious brown ooze? And what does “The Marble Faun” expect to get from either of them for hanging around the house? Was Tom Logan a previous “Marble Faun?” Could it be that Little Edie has her head screwed on straight after all? And is she a fashion genius as the DVD commentators (and Ann Farrell) would have you believe, or was it just by cosmic coincidence that her upside down skirts and head-towel-shmattes matched at all? I don’t know. We’ll never know. But the film deserves even further study.
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