Feud Season 1, Episode 6 Recap: The Movie Genre That Shall Not Be Said Aloud
It’s starting to look like this season Fake Handbags shouldn’t be called Feud: Bette and Joan but instead Feud: Joan and Sometimes Bette But Only for a Minute. Almost the entire episode was focused on Joan, with Bette making only few cameos. Maybe Susan Sarandon didn’t make herself as available for filming or something. Or maybe it’s just that Bette is winning and we love schadenfreude.That’s what this episode would lead us to believe, anyway. Titled “Hagsploitation,” it was mostly concerned about what it is for us to watch losers get degraded. As Jack Warner so succinctly explains, the genre launched by Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? was about taking screen sirens of old and humiliating them for being old and not-as-beautiful. He says that people love to Replica Handbags tear down their KnockOff Handbags idols, which is true. But this episode also went out of its way to show the savagery of getting older in a youth-obsessed culture.Everyone was mulling the ends of their careers, including Bob Aldrich, who needs a high quality replica handbags hagsploitation flick to get him off of the black list after his flop 4 For Texas, and Warner himself, befuddled by a youth movement of the ‘60s that he no longer understands. As always, it is the women who feel the brunt of everything; they’ve been having difficulties with navigating getting old since the start Replica Bags of the show. This is already familiar territory for them, whereas their male counterparts are just starting to feel the sting.facebook dialogPinterestPrashant Gupta/FXJoan confronts this hurdle in several arenas. Because she needed the money, she had to take a role in Straight-Jacket, a schlocky horror film by cult director William Castle (played by, ta-dah, cult director John Waters, who was always a huge Castle fan). Joan even allows herself to be humiliated on the promotional circuit, where she puts on a spangly dress to swing an axe at an audience that throws popcorn on her. Compare this to the test audience of Baby Jane, who came seeking respectful autographs. She’s gone from a legend to a punchline, and she doesn’t like it.Meanwhile, Hedda, who had a heart attack and wants one last cheap replica handbags big scoop before she starts filing her gossip column to the big copy desk in the sky, has found out that there is a possible Joan Crawford “stag film” (the ‘60s equivalent of a sex tape) floating around. She offers Joan the chance to tell her side of the story and bow out with dignity. Please, Joan Crawford has never bowed out of a fight voluntarily! Joan figures the rumor about the movie, called replica handbags online Velvet Lips, came from her older brother Hal, who is running a flophouse and has been blackmailing her for years. Joan seems a little too worried about this movie aaa replica designer handbags surfacing for it to not actually exist.Just as she finally pays off her brother, who is in the hospital, he kicks the bucket, dying in ignominy without the love of his sister or, for that matter, anyone else in his family. Instead of mourning him, she cancels the check she had given Handbags Replica him before he was carted off into surgery. This sounds about in line with Joan’s relationship with her real brother, who died of a burst replica Designer bags appendix in 1963. Apparently, Joan sent him telegrams when he was in the hospital, but did not appear at his funeral.facebook dialogPinterestSuzanne Tenner/FXBob seemed to be similarly defeated, going back to Jack Warner with a script for Whatever Happened to Cousin Charlotte?, his follow up wholesale replica designer handbags hagsploitation picture. Jack insists he take a smaller fee and forces him to work with Joan and Bette once again, something that Bob doesn’t think he can survive. Bob does sign up both actresses—who insist on more creative control and bigger paydays, natch—but decides to pay Warner back for treating him so shabbily after Baby Jane, and when he wouldn’t make Bob's next picture. He takes Hush…Hush Sweet Charlotte, replica handbags china as it would be renamed at Bette’s insistence, to 20th Century Fox, then headed by Daryll Zanuck. He then tells Jack Warner to screw off. If only our ladies could Wholesale Replica Bags have as much agency at the end of their careers.But, alas they don’t. And, after all, this thing is called Feud; we need a little bit of conflict between the two of them. It happens at the table read for Sweet Charlotte, where Joan arrives with a gift and an apology for stealing Bette’s Oscar. “I know you need to hear it, so here it is,” Joan tells her. Designer Fake Bags “I’m sorry if what happened on Oscar night offended you.” That is what I like to call a Real Housewives apology.However, Bette uses it as leverage and tells Joan that they need to be a united front. At the table read, when they story doesn’t begin with the women, but rather on two men who aren’t central to the action, Bette objects. Then she calls attention to the fact that the Replica Designer Handbags gore is rather unbelievable, and that there aren't scenes with character development or decent monologues. Like Baby Jane, she wants this to be a horror movie with substance, i.e., something that will get her another Oscar nomination.facebook dialogPinterestPrashant Gupta/FXInitially, Joan has her back, complaining about, well, the punctuation and the syntax, like she’s a glorified copy editor. But all of that changes when Bette decides to get a dig in about Straight-Jacket. The relationship changes from one Designer Replica Bags of unified messaging to, once again, sniping at one another. Peacetime never lasts.Joan arrives in Baton Rouge for the shoot thinking that it’s a triumph, but it’s just as humiliating as when she was handing out tiny promotional axes for her last film. There is no one to meet her at the airport, and she has to wait an hour for her room to be ready. Joan didn’t agree to this movie for more shabby treatment, she did it so that she recapture would it was to be a star in her waning days, one last time. But here she is, far from home with Bette cozying up to her soon-to-be-divorced director. No one wants to be humiliated at the end, but that’s what seems to keep happening. It doesn't matter where they were before.facebook dialogPinterestByron Cohen/FXThe Scorecard, Episode 6:Joan:Has a hit replica Purse with Straight-Jacket_:_ +3Everyone laughs at her while she promotes it: -2Mamacita is so sick of Joan getting blotto and throwing things at her head that she threatens to quit: -4Hedda is willing to destroy their friendship for a scoop: -2There is totally a copy of Velvet Lips out there: -3“Every time I take part of the back end that is where I end up getting it”: +2Smart enough to show up in full dress and makeup for the table read: +2Her brother still has enough dirt to hurt her: -4_No one picks her up at the airport: -_1Her suite isn’t ready when she arrives: -2Bette is cozying up to their director and she was Fake Designer Bags not invited: -5Tally this week: -11Score from last week: +56Feud total: +45Bette:Bob wants to make the follow up with her but not with Joan: +4“I wouldn’t piss on Joan Crawford if she were on fire”: +2Gets creative control on the movie: +4Forgives Crawford because she knows the need to be allies: +5Insists Bob make the changes she talks about: +3Is surprised by a camera person at the table read: -2Insults Joan's result schlock movies: +2Walks out rather than make a second-rate movie: +3Realizes that she was stupid to ask play the young Charlotte: +4Tells Bob they can “be purse replica handbags alone together” after news of his divorce: +3She and Bob drinking champagine together infuriates Joan: +5Tally this week: +33Score from last week: +16Feud total: +49Winner this week: MamacitaXHollywood's Juiciest On-Set Feuds, from Dustin Hoffman vs. Meryl Streep to Sarah Jessica Parker vs. Kim CattrallSlide 1 of 12FBSharePinterestFBSharePinterestFBSharePinterestFBSharePinterestFBSharePinterestFBSharePinterestFBSharePinterestFBSharePinterestFBSharePinterestFBSharePinterestFBSharePinterestFBSharePinterestPreviousNext1/12Dustin Hoffman Replica Bags Wholesale vs. Meryl StreepToggleDustin Hoffman reportedly took up method acting just in time for Kramer vs. Kramer, Robert Benton’s 1979 film that saw Hoffman star opposite Meryl Streep. That meant, when it came time for the pair to fight, he actually punched Streep while filming—and took it upon himself to bagstradeol get her appropriately riled up for her performance by teasing her about her boyfriend’s lung cancer diagnosis and later death.Full Screen.