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On Scandals of Classic Hollywood: Elizabeth Taylor, Black Widow

Aww, I don't know how I feel about that denouement! Like, from all accounts, Debbie and Elizabeth became best friends in the end.

Once a victim, always a victim. Once a winner, always a winner. Which brings me to the third and final thing to understand about Elizabeth Taylor and the stars, past and present, who've been cast in similar gossip roles: They will always make mincemeat out of the Debbie Reynoldses.

I think it's a little disingenuous to frame it like Debbie or Liz had much control over the framing of their narrative
there's a weird "brought it on herself!" backhanded vibe, re: Debbie, that I don't understand.

I just don't understand how in the same breath of critiquing the unfair framing the media puts on two women as always in competition with each other, you then do the same exact thing by declaring a winner. I don't really get why.

Posted on July 25, 2011 at 6:18 pm 1