Retired singing star, Angela Arden, heads a dysfunctional family. Her husband, filmmaker Sol Sussman, hates her and has a kissy relationship with his nubile daughter, Edith. Angela carries on an affair with Tony Parker, a lounge lizard, who sleeps with both Edith and her brother, Lance, but not before Angela plots to murder Sol when he cuts off her allowance. Bootsie Carp, the family maid loyal to Sol, is on to Angela, but the diva works quickly and poisons Sol. Edith suspects foul play and wants Lance's help in proving mom's guilt. Lance, who loves his mother deeply, is conflicted. Will Edith succeed? Does love lurk somewhere? And what about Angela's long dead sister, Barbara? Written by
Hollywood...It's a dirty town but someone has to do it!
Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for strong sexual content, language and a drug scene
Did You Know?
In the flashback scene where Angela signs with RCA records, she is flanked by two RCA executives. These executives were played by two of the film's producers, Anthony Edwards (on the right in the glasses) and Dante Di Loreto (on the left.) See more
Movie is set in 1967 but Angela sings the Blood, Sweat & Tears hit "Spinning Wheel" which was not released until 1969. See more
[Back at the house: Angela has just kicked Tony Parker out. Lance and Edith sit nearby
And that goes for all of you. I'm clearin' out the dead wood.
[She pauses to pour herself a large tumbler of bourbon
This is as good a time as any to announce that I'm selling the house to the first bidder.
Edith, I don't want to hear a word about it. I am sick and tired of living my life for others. This is a time for Angela Arden. This time it's for me, for Me, for ME!
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After the credits, there is silent black and white footage of Angela christening a ship. See more
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
Written by William E. Barton
Performed by Charles Busch See more