An unsuccessful over-the-top actress becomes a successful over-the-top authoress in this biography of Jacqueline Susann, the famed writer of "Valley of the Dolls" and other trashy novels. ...
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Bette is a wildly successful singer with numerous hits, adoring fans, and showbiz friends who often drop by. Keeping her grounded is her professor husband Roy, best friend Connie, and her thirteen-year-old daughter Rose.
An unsuccessful over-the-top actress becomes a successful over-the-top authoress in this biography of Jacqueline Susann, the famed writer of "Valley of the Dolls" and other trashy novels. Facing a failing career, Susann meets a successful promoter who becomes her husband. After several failures to place her in commercials and a TV quiz show, he hits upon the idea for her to become a writer. In the pre-1960s, her books were looked upon as trash and non-printable. But then the sexual revolution hit and an audience was born for her books. The story shows the hidden behind the scenes story of Susann's life, including her autistic son and her continuing bout with cancer that she hid up to her death.Written by
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Truman Capote recanted his insult about Jacqueline Susann. He apologized to the truckers. See more »
When Irving is reading aloud from the last page of the Valley of the Dolls manuscript, what he is saying is totally different from text seen in a close-up of the last page, an actual transcript of the book's real ending. See more »
Bette Midler's new movie, "Isn't She Great," hits mostly wrong notes. It can't decide whether it's a comedy, a biography (of novelist Jacqueline Susann), a tear-jerker, or a camp opus. One can't deny that there are a couple of laughs here. A movie with Bette, Nathan Lane and Stockard Channing can't be all bad. The best scene is shown over and over again in the TV and theatre ads. The cleaning woman is describing her opinion of Susann's first novel, "Valley of the Dolls," as filthy and salacious. Then when someone says "Oh! You hated it!", she replies, "no, it's the best book I ever read!" In a later scene, as Susann (Midler) watches the premiere of the "Valley" movie, she slinks down in her seat and says, "I hate this movie." She probably said the same thing to herself at the premiere of this one. Too bad, because "Bette is great!", just not here. Bette will do better next time.
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