Has anyone seen the movie Grey Garden's starring Drew Barrymore? She portrays a character that deals with alopecia. The movie is quite interesting it is based of a true story of Jackie Kennedy's relatives. I think it is the first movie I've seen that shows a character that has alopecia. It was touching to see it portrayed on screen because Drew really captures what it is like to lose your hair; and how she learns to deal and doesn't lose her spirit. Just wanted to let you guys know, don't know if it was already bought up! happy holidays, Francie

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Comment by Vanessa on December 24, 2009 at 7:26pm
Oh interesting.. I just saw (the documentary) Grey Gardens on netflix last night on instant.. and I guess there is a new movie by the same name that's based off of the story in the docu - which has Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange.

I'll have to check them out.
Comment by Francie on December 24, 2009 at 11:12pm
Yeah the movie is based off a documentary made in the 70's. The newer one explores the characters more looking to into their lifes before and after the documentary. The one with Drew & Jessica came out this year, Drew won an emmy or a golden globe (not sure which one) for her acting in it.
Comment by Margarita on December 25, 2009 at 1:41am
How cool! I can't wait to see it! Thanks for the info =)
Comment by Tallgirl on December 25, 2009 at 1:54pm
It was a TV movie, right?
Comment by Francie on December 25, 2009 at 2:00pm
Yea I think it was on HBO.
Comment by Joy on December 25, 2009 at 11:37pm
Oh that;s great to know. I definitely want to watch that.,...Thanks!!
Comment by Francie on December 26, 2009 at 12:58pm
I thing about that is she lost all of her hair/eye brows/lashes eventually and it stayed out until she died. I was reading an interview about the real life little edie; and this is all I could find on her hair loss. Its a clip from an interview on greygardensonline.com

GG: I get a lot of emails from people that are interested in knowing why or how Little Edie lost her hair. I assume that she had a condition called Alopecia, which caused her hair to fall out. Do you happen to know the cause? And when did it start? Did Little Edie ever talk about it?

LW: I don’t believe it was a disease. And if you want to know more about Little Edie’s hair, I suggest you read John Davis’s book where he claims she set her hair on fire. Its something we never talked about. Edie always had a scarf on. She started off with beautiful blond hair. Some people have said that John Davis wasn’t correct. I don’t like the word “disease.” So, I would rather the cause be more dramatic that that. I certainly would never have asked Edie what happened to her hair. And I didn’t. It was just ignored, as it should be.
Comment by Francie on December 26, 2009 at 1:05pm
Oh and GG: is GrayGaredens Interviewer, LW: was a women named Lois Wright, who knew Little Edie somehow it doesn't say exactly.
Comment by Josephine Bihl on March 18, 2011 at 4:09pm
I don't know if you´ve heard about "happythankyoumoreplease" that´s also a movie that is about a girl with alopecia and hows she dealing with it, it´s pretty new actually ;)
See it!


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