Many examples spring to mind, such as Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand. And why is this only bestowed on a select few? Camp is a popular term in gay male culture, and synonymous with flamboyant exaggeration. This might be projected in the characters these icons play on the stage or screen, or the personas they choose to project. Many Hollywood stars fell into camp because, long after their careers had begun to decline, the cameras kept rolling. But despite her horrific depiction, she fascinated them. With it, she proved she could take on roles with a degree of strength rarely seen in Hollywood.
News U. HuffPost Personal Video Horoscopes. Newsletters Coupons. Follow Us. Joan Crawford.
There was one interesting piece of information that we wanted to get into, but it felt a little too Wikipedia-ish, so we only had Joan reference it—that was, when Joan talks about how in she was labeled box-office poison, it was for The Bride Wore Red, the one film she made that was directed by a female director. The director Crawford had worked with: Dorothy Arzner, one of the only female filmmakers who held onto her career in Hollywood after films went from silent to talkies. Quirk, Arzner did not want Crawford to star in the film—a detail that only became more complicated when the studio demanded Crawford star. Joan had thought it would be interesting to have a woman direct one of her films, but with Arzner she got more than she bargained for. Arzner fit that stereotype, unfortunately, which made Joan quite uncomfortable.
Perhaps the only film in history filled with so much estrogen, even the artworks in the movie are all female. While it may be hard to believe, the Joan Crawford biopic that nearly ruined star Faye Dunaway's career and introduced lines like "No wire hangers! Why is that? He left show business when he refused to deny his homosexuality.