Joan Crawford is back! The Oscar-winning actress who specialized in hysterical facial expressions has come back from the grave. For her big comeback, Joan has made the unconventional choice of becoming a rap star.
Gay men of my generation love Joan Crawford, not in an honest way, but as an object of camp. I remember years ago attending a gay seniors’ event at the 519 where we watched Mildred Pierce and then ate a cake with Joan’s picture on it.
Now we have MOMMIE SMEAREST, her riveting posthumous fake autobiography where Joan, writing as L. LeSueur, reinvents herself as a hip hop artist and takes on today’s reality and Youtube stars to reclaim ‘celebrity'.
Writing the book also spawned the legendary actress’s first ever rap video: “Bitch…Selfie Ain’t Make You No Movie Star”. Voiced by famed celebrity impersonator Bonnie Kilroe, Joan’s rap video can be found at
From a secret base at a Florida trailer park, Joan takes aim at the newest form of “d”-lebrities: everyday people who think they’re stars because their YouTube video has gone viral or their selfies have a thousand likes on Facebook. In between her squabbles and plot twists, Joan offers hilarious flashbacks from her own rich Hollywood life.