Paramount is set to release Mommie Dearest on Blu-ray on June 1, 2021. The Faye Dunaway-led film, which is about the life of Joan Crawford, was a critical flop when it released in 1981, but has become beloved over time for its campiness and unintentional comedy. ComingSoon is excited to debut a clip from a commentary track by legendary New York City drag queen Hedda Lettuce, who has done interactive commentary tracks at events.
Mommie Dearest won a number of Golden Raspberry Awards in 1981 including Worst Picture, Worst Actress, Worst Supporting Actor, Worst Supporting Actress, and Worst Screenplay. It later won Worst Picture of the Decade at the 1990 Golden Raspberry Awards.
If you’ve never seen the film, check out the official synopsis for Mommie Dearest below:
The endlessly quotable cult classic celebrates 40 years with this debut on Blu-ray, restored from a new 4K film transfer and packed with all-new special features. Based on Christina Crawford’s controversial best-selling tell-all novel, Mommie Dearest features a powerhouse performance by Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford, struggling for her career while battling the inner demons of her private life. While the public Crawford was a strong-willed, glamorous object of admiration, behind-the-scenes is a private Crawford—the woman desperate to be a single mother and trying to survive in a devastating industry that swallows careers thoughtlessly.
Check out the “Mad at the Dirt” clip from Hedda Lettuce’s Mommie Dearest commentary track below:
Here’s the full list of bonus features for the film:
- Commentary By American Drag Queen Hedda Lettuce
- Commentary by John Waters
- Filmmaker Focus: Biographer Justin Bozung on Director Frank Perry
- The Revival of Joan
- Life with Joan
- Joan Lives On
- Photo Gallery
- Original Theatrical Trailer