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*Grey Gardens is a real place, as are Big Edie and Little Edie Beale, mother/daughter and Jacqueline Kennedy's dirty secret buried in the Hamptons: cousins living in the filth of a decaying mansion, while the money intended for their upkeep was funneled into her education and upbringing. The two women had show biz aspirations at a time when women of their status simply weren't supposed to and paid dearly for their efforts to break out and be their own people – their stifled creativity and other issues rendered them Black Sheep in Black Jack Bouvier's family – divorce, insanity, and other scandal. A 1970s filmmaker, documenting the houses in their neighborhood as they were being demolished/renovated accidentally discovered these two forgotten relics of better days in what he thought was an abandoned house, and documented them in the film, "Grey Gardens". Look it up in the Criterion Collection, I kid you not!