Finally! HBO’s Grey Gardens to Premiere April 18th

greygardens 300x202 Finally! HBO’s Grey Gardens to Premiere April 18thIt might not be enough to say we heart Grey Gardens. Finally! HBO’s Grey Gardens to Premiere April 18th We are starry-eyed, singing to ourselves, unable to eat, head-over-heels in love with the celebrated, cult favorite documentary.

For the uninitiated, Grey Gardens is the 1975 documentary by brothers Albert and David Maysles detailing the lives of mother and daughter duo, Edith “Big Edie” Bouvier Beale and her daughter, Edith “Little Edie” Bouvier Beale. The fascinating film about these relatives of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (Big Edie was the aunt and Little Edie the cousin of the former first lady) is both a love story and a cautionary tale. The two woman, hiding from the pains of life, hole up in their East Hampton home, the last refuge of a former life of luxury and ease. Here they seem to hide from the rest of the world, seeing few people, collecting a menagerie of cats (and more!) while their home crumbles around them. Still amidst the decay and squalor, you will see the enduring love between mother and daughter and get to know some truly staunch characters in the process.

The original film has garnered a cult following and spawned a Broadway musical, books, Finally! HBO’s Grey Gardens to Premiere April 18th cds, Finally! HBO’s Grey Gardens to Premiere April 18th and even pop songs. Its popularity will be reaching new heights with the release of HBO films Grey Gardens, a scripted drama based on the lives of the Beales starring Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore. Grey Gardens fanatics have been waiting for-ever to see this film and finally, a date has been set. First, here’s a sneak peek at the upcoming film:

Are you as excited as we are yet? Clear your calendar for Saturday, April 18th to see the premiere of HBO Films Grey Gardens. We have some great ideas (hmm, a Grey Gardens viewing party sounds like fun) and more posts coming up about our favorite film ever. For now, get your hands on the original Maysles documentary Finally! HBO’s Grey Gardens to Premiere April 18th and see what all the hype is about. If, you too, become entranced with this magical film, check back at we heart this as we count down to the big premiere!

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    suzan

    There are no words to express how excited I am about this movie coming out. Although it’s sort of a re-make, from the trailers I’ve seen they hit the nail on the head. The set design and costumes (Revolutionary included) are unreal. I heart GG, these woman are brilliantly crazy and truly fascinating.

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    Stef Andrews

    I groaned when I heard they were doing this. Got a bit more excited when I learned it was Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore. And squealed when I saw the first glimpses of it. They NAILED it! And to bring to life all the amazing images that you see Big and Little constantly reminiscing over in the documentary. All those gorgeous era gowns and hairstyles. Oh, I just can’t wait to see this! I wonder who plays the Marble Fawn?

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    christy

    Just like Stef when I heard they were doing a remake I quoted Edie and said…”I’m pulverized by this latest thing.” Then same as Stef when I heard it was Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange, I got excited, and then when I saw the preview and read about how much they loved the roles, and the the Edies I was over the moon with excitement. THEY LOOK AMAZING!! And I love that they are going back in time, really showing their lives before the documentary.

    The two of them obviously love the Edies as much as us and it shows. It think the Beales would LOVE it.

    I am an official GG addict. I can’t imagine life without my GG DVD & the Beales of Grey Gardens DVD. I Love the Edies!

    Every time I make corn on the cob I think of Big Edie making it on her little Hot Plate in bed! “Jerry likes my corn.”

    I CAN’T WAIT!!!!!! YAAAAAAAAY!!

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    krista

    Holy crap does Jessica Lange look like Big Edie!!! The makeup jobs they did on both actresses look pretty amazing. I thought this was just going to be a remake, but I’m kinda excited that they’re going to delve into their history and how they got to live like that. Stef—I don’t think there’s a Jerry in this! I was on imdb.com and the rumor is either he’s not in it or they re-named him “Louis” so they didn’t have to pay the original Jerry any money. C-razy! Who’s gonna love the corn now????

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    suzan

    Just from the bits I’ve seen the set design and make-up people should win awards. I hope they don’t get snubbed. I’m so excited! A viewing party would be fantastic. I’ll get some of those wall hangings they sell at Halloween to make it look like there are cobwebs and holes in the wall with eyes peeking out, bust out my hot plate and make some corn Big Edie style and wash it all down with a pint of ice cream. Everyone can bring a cat and I can substitue my 3 bunnies for the racoons-Winslow won’t mind if I temporarely change his name to Buster. Of course you must all come in costume and arrive promptly at 3:55 for the tossing of the Wonder Bread!

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    Tyna Werner

    I think Jessica and Drew were warming up the Emmy’s for the slew of awards they should win next year! It really looks amazing on that sneak peek and I am so darn excited to see it. Love your ideas for the viewing party, Susan! And Krista, I am so excited to see earlier defining moments in their lives!! But no Jerry is upsetting.

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    joan

    I can’t wait! Like so many other good things my Kid turned me on to this. I fell in love with the women.
    I too am excited to see younger Edies’. I will enjoy
    seeing the house in it’s finer hour also.
    Oh Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy!!!

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    Stef Andrews

    I just noticed that the first scene in that clip is Big Edie watching the Maysles movie scene of Little Edie doing her flag dance!

    And you know, so many people knocked Drew’s hair at the Golden Globes (see T’s link in the comments). I thought her hair looked amazing! Like Marilyn Monroe or something. So old Hollywood.

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    christy

    I’m with you Stef I thought her hair was so old school Hollywood Glam! The two of them together are adorable! I love the clip of Big Edie Watching her do the flag dance.!!! AHHHH I can’t wait to see it!

    I will miss Jerry though! Here’s a Grey Gardens Three’s Company clip I found with good ol’ Jerry!

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    Wednesday

    OMGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!! THEY LOOOOK AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I can’t wait!! It’s on my TeVo. I just learned about GG from a friend in Brooklyn. I am in love.

    Big Edie’s Tea for Two won my heart over and over!

    Jessica and Drew look SPOT ON!! I just watched the trailer 5 x’s in a row!! LOL
    CANT WAIT!!!!

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