Joan Crawford has a point: Wire hangers are hideous, they ruin sweaters and add to the ever-growing land fills. Not really bad motherly advice advocating for their non-use is it. Based on Crawford’s astute assessment, I constantly whacked the old lady at my dry cleaners every time I picked of my sweaters exclaiming, “NO MORE WIRE HANGERS!” Much to my chagrin that iconic scene in Mommy Dearest was a fabrication. I owe my dry cleaning lady a big apology. During a Q&A session with Christine Crawford at the screening of Surviving Mommy Dearest she admits the iconic scene “never happened,” instead, she claims, it was an “accumulation” of events. A lot of movie goers are going to feel duped.
Christina Crawford’s new documentary, Surviving Mommy Dearest, reveals new information about Joan Crawford’s abuse, substance addiction and alcoholism. Those who attended the screening of Surviving Mommy Dearest got to hear Christina, in her own words, spin even more horrific stories about her mother from racism to innuendoes of murder. Continue reading