For whatever reason gay dudes love Grey Gardens
. Little Edie does certainly have her own concept of style, but I still don't exactly understand how that translates to gay culture - not everyone dresses like a woman. Anyway, the cult status of this Maysles Brothers' film from 1975 has been steadily gaining more and more notoriety over the few decades since its release. First there was a musical and then, just a few years ago, Criterion saw fit to reissue the film in a much expanded package. But even this didn't have the cultural impact on the general public that the HBO project has.
Staring Drew Barrymore alongside Jessica Lange as the two Edies, watching this film may benefit those that haven't as of yet watched the documentary, if they now intend to do so.