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Love Letter to Edie (1975)

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A documentary about actress Edith Massey in which she talks about her life and her career in film.


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A documentary about actress Edith Massey in which she talks about her life and her career in film.

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The unforgettable Miss Edith Massey in her own vehicle!
30 April 2000 | by (DVD Drive-In) – See all my reviews

I have always been a huge fan of Edith Massey ever since I saw her performance in "Polyester" as the cute, clutzy Cuddles. Subsequently, I saw "Pink Flamingos" and "Female Trouble" and her bizarre, unique acting style just got better. The pinnacle of her career was undoubtedly "Desperate Living", where she stole the movie as the bitchy Queen Carlotta! 2 years before this, "Love Letter to Edie" was made.

A documentary short filmed in Baltimore and hosted by Edie herself, this features hilarious re-enactments of Edie's life (throwing dirty water on her wicked stepsisters, seducing drinks out of sailors in a bar, her stage show, etc.), cameos by John Waters regulars Mink Stole, Pat Moran, and Ed and Vincent Peranio, an interview with John Waters, Edie interviewed walking down the sleazy streets of Baltimore, and some nice behind-the-scenes dirt from Edie about "Pink Flamingos"! This has finally become easier to find on video, so do yourself a favor and spend 15 minutes with the most unique John Waters cast member. You can't help but fall in love with her personality before the show is through!

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