Anyone else make the hideous mistake of watching “These Old Broads” last night? Yikes, what a train wreck! The Times was being kind in calling it “coarse and witless.”
Joan Collins, Shirley MacLaine and Debbie Reynolds were all dressed, made-up and lit to look their absolute worst, and as for Liz Taylor . . . Her best friends should have told her. Hugely overweight, seemingly wearing no makeup whatsoever, but at least five wigs, and doing a “character” voice that made her sound like Fran Drescher on heroin.
And the . . . Well, I hesitate to call it a “script.” I think they accidentally handed out the preliminary notes to everyone and just filmed a cold reading. Here I’d been thinking, “Isn’t it dreadful that no movie studios would back a film starring these four accomplished actresses?” Now, I’m wondering what ABC turned down in favor of that dreck.
Everytime I close my eyes I can still see that godawful muscial finale . . . I may have to borrow some heroin from La Liz . . .