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Some Other "Other" Mothers

Posted February 18, 2009 to photo album "Some Other "Other" Mothers"

Slide 1: Other Mother (Coraline)
Slide 2: Beverly R. Sutphin (Serial Mom)
Slide 3: Eleanor Iselin (The Manchurian Candidate)
Slide 4: Angela Petrelli (Heroes)
Slide 5: Edith Bouvier Beale (Grey Gardens)
Slide 6: Deirdre Burroughs (Running with Scissors)
Slide 7: Claire Roth (In a Country of Mothers)
Slide 8: Eva (We Need to Talk About Kevin)
Slide 9: Joan Crawford (Mommie Dearest)
Slide 10: Mrs. Violet Venable (Suddenly, Last Summer)
Slide 11: Mrs. Robinson (The Graduate)
Slide 12: Margaret White (Carrie)
Slide 13: Livia Soprano (The Sopranos)
Slide 14: Wanda Holloway (The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom)
Slide 15: Barbara Baekeland (Savage Grace)
Slide 16: Medea (Medea)
Slide 17: Alexis Carrington (Dynasty)
Slide 5: Edith Bouvier Beale (Grey Gardens)

Slide 5: Edith Bouvier Beale (Grey Gardens)

The mother-daughter bond is a connection that has long been studied and written about, but few have documented it in such an extreme state as filmmakers David and Albert Maysles did with their documentary Grey Gardens. Once American royalty, now a pair of crazy ladies locked away in a wreck of house by the sea, Edith Bouvier Beale (Big Edie) and her daughter Edie (Little Edie) are a perverse (and yet touching) vision of mother and child captured in stories and paintings throughout history.