Edith Bouvier Beale
The new documentary “That Summer,” a de facto prequel, brings the eccentric Edies back to life in an era dominated by attention-starved mini-celebrities.
Jinkx Monsoon's brilliant impersonation of Little Edie revealed a fascinating cultural divide among the Drag Race contestants. Few of the queens knew who Little Edie was, and this difference paralleled differences in race, ethnicity, class and some broader, more elusive quality of gay identity.
It's time to make your 'Grey Gardens' dream come true.
Put on your best costume for the day and watch the classic Maysles brothers documentary on Jackie O's relatives, Big Edie