Yes, big old queens, it is The Divine Miss M as Mae West in a film written by Harvey Fierstein of Torch Song Trilogy and Hairspray fame. Is this like an early Christmas present to gays of a certain age worldwide?
It’s to be directed by William ‘The Exorcist’ Friedkin and is all being pulled together by the mighty HBO, a sign of quality if ever we saw a sign of quality.
And while we’re on the subject, did we all see Spector, the David Mamet HBO film with Sir Dame Helen Mirren? Very high quality and it seems the Spector – crazy as he and his hair is – didn’t do it!
Meanwhile, in breaking showing off news, we have spent many a time with Ms. Midler and found her to be a hard nut to crack, but a very sweet nut when you do manage to crack her by mentioning that she must have had some pretty good cock back in the 70s. Brought her to life, that did.
Bette Midler as Mae West! We haven't heard such great casting news since Bette Midler as Mamma Rose. Or The Rose, come to that,