LOVE LETTER TO EDIE
Portable Films, 1975, 15 minutes
Directed by Robert Maier
The title of this documentary says it all – truly a love letter, in video form, to the beloved Edith Massey, star of many early John Waters films. Best known for her roles as the Egg Lady in Pink Flamingos, and Queen Carlotta in Desperate Living, this short movie will fill you in on Edie's life before she became a Dreamland superstar.
It's narrated by the goddess herself. Following Edie around her Baltimore thrift store EDITH'S SHOPPING BAG is a trip, but even better are the fantasy sequences and stories about her past.
A DVD of the film is available directly from director Robert Maier
in a newly expanded edition.