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Mommie Dearest 

Production reaches its climax; Bette's relationship with her daughter becomes strained; Joan reveals an intimate detail about her past.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dylan Wittrock ...
Young Gay Man
Alan Brooks ...
John Ross Clark ...
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Although no where close to being friends, Bette and Joan find that they make a connection based on family, despite both having ulterior motives entering into making that connection. Part of the discussion includes Joan opening up about a sensitive issue from her childhood. The impetus for those discussions stem from three of their offspring being constant fixtures on set - Bette's daughter B.D. and Joan's twins, Cindy and Cathy - and their differing parenting styles. Bette, feeling that B.D. needs more of a focus in her life, follows Bob's lead, which may not sit well with Joan. Bette may regret her decision with regard to B.D., who she does not want to hurt, but who may prove a liability in the bigger picture of the movie. It is also not helped by Bette making a connection with Victor, who treats her more like a mother than his own mother when he gets into a bind. Despite that connection between Bette and Joan ultimately falling apart to those in the know, both Bette and Joan cannot ... Written by Huggo

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Biography | Drama



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19 March 2017 (USA)  »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


While talking with Joan Crawford about her first sexual experience. Betty Davis states "I didn't even get a tingle until I was 25. And I waited another two years before I did the deed. And that was on my God damn honeymoon". The real Betty Davis was born in April 1908. And she married for the first time on August 18, 1932. So she was 24 when she went on her real honeymoon. Not the 27 that Susan Sarandon's Betty Davis claims. See more »


Bette Davis: The truth is, I only really knew I'd made it once the female impersonators started doing me in their acts.
Victor Buono: Well, that guarantees you're leaving behind a real legacy.
Bette Davis: Ah, the only real legacy is children.
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References Hawaiian Eye (1959) See more »


Mama Said
Written by Luther Dixon & Willie Denson
Performed by The Shirelles
[The song is playing in the montage of Joan and Bette filming take after take of among others the dead weight scene]
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