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Tits & Ass – Lizzie Borden Never Showed Hers

06 Nov

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Christina Ricci. Alas, sex sells. And the 4.4 million viewers who tuned in for her Lifetime Channel Lizzie bio-pic have sent programming execs into hyper-drive. The Lizzie Chronicles will delight sponsors and foster more irrevocable myth and misinformation. Combine a nubile sexual characterization of a notorious, albeit enigmatic, subject of patricide with an “Axe” and how the hell can you miss? I believe I can say with certainty the final “Chronicle” will not have anything resembling Lizzie Borden’s actual deathbed thoughts as written about in my previous post (see link in Red above).

Lizzie could act, however.  Just read her Inquest Testimony.  As for Ms. Ricci – well, read this short article.:

http://www.dailytoss.com/…/christina-ricci-news-updates-an…/.

I suppose the only people who will like the “Fall River Chronicles” will be those who hope it helps in selling their own fictional books with similar “artistic” (gag) liberties of Lizzie and those who knew her, some knuckle-dragging males, and others who enjoy the stories which air on the Lifetime Movie Channel.  (double gag).

Me, I think if you want to create fiction based on fact why not just use Fall River as a backdrop and create original, compelling characters?  Margaret Mitchell did it with the Civil War and we still adored Rhett and Scarlett.   Besides, a mini series titled “Fall River Chronicles” could be much more interesting than just Lizzie’ Borden’s story – fact or fiction. There are the mills and stratified society dissected by mill workers on the one hand and  mill owners on the other; the land swaps and swindles; the founding families; the town’s rise to the nation’s cotton production King; the immigrant labor migration, and on and on.

Oh well.  Tits and ass.  That’s what brings them in and makes sponsors smile.  🙂

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3 Comments

Posted by on November 6, 2014 in Fall River, MA, Theatre & Film, TV

 

3 responses to “Tits & Ass – Lizzie Borden Never Showed Hers

  1. robindianaashe

    November 7, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    I like Christina Ricci and I liked the movie but every time I watch it I think, Hilary Swank would have even made a better Lizzie. Lizzie wasn’t that simpering girl.

     
  2. Robert the Wallace

    November 21, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    This updated movie with Christina was good, however it, nor any other movie, will ever eclipse Elizabeth Montgomery’s Quintessential portrayal; so fitting, being that Elizabeth’s being a descendant of Lizzie’s line! Although some small things not brought out in her movie. . .predominantly, Elizabeth’s portrayal is the most accurately filmed. I’m just so very glad–despite her fathers’ adament demand that she not do the movie–she did Anyway. Giving all of ‘ us ‘ devout admires of hers, one of the best { ” The Absolute Best–IMHO } performances of Elizabeth’s career! GOD BLESS you ELIZABETH, rest in peace Beautiful Angel. . .your way too soon passing is our deepest Loss, and most definitely GODS’ gain! ! !

     
  3. jim woodward

    December 15, 2014 at 4:35 AM

    of course, if you think it was bad on lifetime, just think what a travesty it could have been at the theater

     

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