Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999) Poster


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Remake of 


Gypsy (1962)
Batman (1966) (TV Series)
The Carol Burnett Show (1967) (TV Series)
Amber vows to signal her mother when she appears on television, just as the real-life comedienne did with her gramdmother
Mary Tyler Moore (1970) (TV Series)
closing theme is a Joan Jett and the Blackhearts cover of the classic theme song
Soylent Green (1973)
One of the beauty pageant contestants reenacts scenes from this, including "Soylent Green is people!"
The Exorcist (1973)
State pageant agents compare the excessive vomiting to the demonic possession of Regan MacNeil
Cops (1989) (TV Series)
Residents of Mount Rose, Minnesota frequently assume they're being filmed on this reality TV program
The Simpsons (1989) (TV Series)

Referenced in 

Dharma & Greg: Drop Dead Gorgeous (2000) (TV Episode)
title reference
Bring It On (2000)
Tru Calling: Drop Dead Gorgeous (2004) (TV Episode)
title reference, beauty pageant with murdered contestant theme, actress (Alexandra Holden)
The Tracey Fragments (2007)
movie on shelf in store
The Real Housewives of New Jersey: Drop Dead Gorgas (2011) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.127 (2012) (TV Episode)
Kirsten Dunst mentions the movie by name.
Ida, Be Thy Name: The Frightful Females of Fear (2013) (Video)
mentioned once
Ouija (2014)
Mother adjusts daughter's blood red dress to properly proportion cleavage
Scream Queens: Pilot (2015) (TV Episode)
Much like Amber in the film, Chanel idolizes Diane Sawyer and wants to become a network news anchor.
Midnight Screenings: Drop Dead Gorgeous (2017) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Alone Together: Sleepover (2018) (TV Episode)
One of the Brittany Murphy movies mentioned by Esther


Days of Our Lives (1965) (TV Series)
theme sequence was taped over the Sarah Rose pageant video

Featured in 

La noche de...: Negociador (2016) (TV Episode)
clips shown - Amy Adams


2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
In the vomiting scene, they play the classic 2001 theme.
America's Junior Miss Pageant (1994) (TV Movie)
the outline of the pagent 'is' AJM right down to the pagent finals being held in Alabama

Spoofed in 

Scary Movie (2000)
The beauty pageant scene with Buffy

See also

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