makes movies about women for women. Certain kinds of women. Women who suffer from "Eating
" issues and have "Babyfever
" and enjoy "Going Shopping." Women who gather by the pool and drink cocktails and talk talk talk, baring their most intimate thoughts and feelings to each other and to us while his camera, listening in, pans their faces, zooming in and out.
In the latest addition to his 18-title oeuvre, the writer-director-usually editor (though not this time)-independent distributor profiles a familiar femme: the Midwestern ingénue who arrives in Los Angeles, according to Hollywood mythology, on a Greyhound bus and hangs out at sidewalk cafes hoping to get discovered, like, legend (inaccurately) has it, Lana Turner
at the Schwab's soda counter.
That's the rough sketch of 2006's "Hollywood Dreams
," entwined with a tragic love story. "Queen of the Lot," Jaglom says, is "a further exploration of themes" and "an