Friday, February 8, 2008

What the Butler Saw

Ralph Fiennes and Susan Sarandon are Bernard and Doris, a new HBO movie, directed by Bob Balaban, premiering tomorrow night.

Doris is Doris Duke, the super rich tobacco billionaire/heiress, and Bernard is her ever-loyal, long-suffering alcoholic butler (who also just happens to be gay). Expect lots of witty repartee and snappy comebacks between the two in this fictionalized tale of their unlikely relationship.

1 comment:

  1. I grew up near Doris Duke as a child and met her often, mostly at the local Garden show and I did not find her to be a bitch at all. Unlike, Britany, Lindsay, and Paris, she did not crave the limelight and more than anything it was the press that drove her into isolation. How would you like to spend your life being referred to as pitiful? She was a girl who lost her parents very young, primarily her father who had hopes she would take over the company after his death. But men being men back then her chance to actually being effective was nil and none.

    I never met Bernard but from whjat I =have heard they were actually good for each other in their differences.


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