Joan Crawford is considered one of the major players from the golden age of Hollywood. With more than 80 films under her belt and a convoluted hatred of wire hangers, Joan Crawford’s legacy is probably best associated with the 1981 film Mommie Dearest. If you haven’t seen it…shame on you.
Despite dying in 1977, Joan is back and trying to reverse her probation from Hollywood Heaven. Originally slated to be sent to Hollywood Hell, where she notices Bette Davis has ended up making the sulfuric hot spot a grating nightmare with her loud, shrill voice, Joan used her acting chops on the hipster gatekeeper to Heaven and manages to get what could be considered a second chance.
To get into Hollywood Heaven Joan must return to Earth to atone for her Mommie Dearest actions and perform other good deeds. Joan is on a mission to bring true celebrity back to Hollywood by taking it back from the reality stars and selfie takers.
Reinventing herself as rap artist Mo.m.m.i.e.D, she of course made a music video to vent her frustrations with what we currently consider celebrity status. You can check out the video for Bitch Selfie Ain’t Make You No Movie Star, voiced by ultra-talented celebrity impersonator Bonnie Kilroe, HERE- https://youtu.be/8OIFhBeRD0g.
For those interested in her courageous and perilous journey, Joan has released her posthumous (fake) autobiography, Mommie Smearest: See Joan Crawford in Bitch Selfie Ain’t Make You No Movie Star, available in both digital and softcover formats.
If you enjoyed Christopher Moore’s Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal, you’ll enjoy Mommie Smearest. For $8.99 on Amazon (Kindle version), this is one summer read you don’t want to miss. I purchased this book last night and couldn’t put it down. Sleep eventually won out, but not before I finished half of the book. It’s a riveting and hilarious read examining exactly what is wrong with what we currently consider celebrity status. Fame is no longer based on accomplishments or talent, but rather, looks and reality star appeal. (Seriously, if someone can tell me why the Kardashians are famous I’d love to hear it).
Mommie Smearest: See Joan Crawford in Bitch Selfie Ain’t You No Movie Star is available on Amazon. You can check out her music video on YouTube, and, if you’re digging her rhymes, download the single now available on iTunes.
DO NOT skip this summer read. Even non-fans of Joan Crawford will get a kick out of this autobiography.
For more information on Mommie Smearest, visit mommiesmearest.com.