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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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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Oh my God, I've always loved Bette, but not so fond of Nathan Lane. He always sounds constipated. But Bette here is more disastrous than anything I have ever seen her in. Terrible acting, I wouldn't even call it over-acting, it was just plain tragic. Nothing believable about anything here. The most pathetic, however, is Stockard Channing, one of the finest actresses around. How in God's name could any of these actors not seen what a laughable mess this was? They must have been in dire positions financially to stoop this low. I will never watch another Bette film. She should stick to cleaning up New York City. Never liked her as a singer either. She is just overwrought and bad. Like a bad drag queen from the 70s, which is I guess what she modeled her career after anyway. Sad.
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