Have you ever met a gay who doesn’t love Grey Gardens? The original charming 1976 documentary showcased the lives and idiosyncrasies of Jackie O cousin Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter Little Edie. The pair lived isolated lives in a falling-down old house in the Hamptons and Little Edie became a camp icon because of the film.
The Maysles brothers, who directed the original film, apparently had a bunch of extra footage lying around, because Criterion has just released a follow-up DVD called The Beales of Grey Gardens, that includes 90 minutes of never-before-seen footage.
As if you needed to be told what good news this is, hop on over to FourFour for some great screen-capped moments, or read his review of the film in TimeOut Chicago. And of course get to the video store, just not my video store, because I want to rent it.
Watch a clip of Little Edie’s thoughts on marriage after the jump.