Edie Beale: “I will never be anything but an American. I think it’s a fabulous country and I’m crazy about Bill Clinton.”
Q: How did you feel about his sexual indiscretions in the White House?
Edie Beale: “I was kind of shocked by it. At first I thought it wasn’t true and that it was some campaign thing dreamed up by the Republicans, but I’ve come to believe that he did have a love affair with that girl. But my God, it’s his own business! What does it matter? Mrs. Clinton doesn’t want to divorce him and he didn’t give that girl a baby. I mean my God, he’s so brilliant, when will we ever get another person like him? I’ve always been a Democrat, and I used to take politics very seriously but I don’t like politics anymore because life is very different now. American life has changed a great deal.”
My illustration of Jinkx Monsoon as Little Edie.
I recently had the pleasure of seeing Peaches Christ and Jinkx Monsoon perform Return to Grey Gardens at the Castro Theater and I was also able to give this piece to Jinkx. She was gracious and gorgeous and hilarious and everything you would expect her to be.
—Around the World
Around the World from Grey Gardens.
My favourite song from this musical!