“The Feminine Grotesque: On The Warped Legacy of Joan Crawford”

At’s “Balder & Dash,” Angelica Jade Bastien writes about the complexity of Joan Crawford, her career and her image. “The image I hold of Crawford is one crafted from her various roles and interviews that have far more complexity than Mommie Dearest and her current legacy do. She’s one of the finest examples of how stardom works and is a powerhouse of an actress, despite the sexism and obstacles she faced from the same industry that made her a starlet.”

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