Harlow: Blonde Bombshell
I rented Dinner at Eight but first viewed the DVD special feature documentary titled Harlow: The Blonde Bombshell narrated by Sharon Stone. Stone basically destroys the documentary . Stone looks beautiful dressed as a 30s glamour queen but her teleprompter delivery and poses look so forced. Is she to blame? The director? Both?
Stone was in her mid-30s when this documentary was made. I empathize with a teen or younger 20-something unsuccessfully attempting a sexy coquette. Yet by a woman’s 30s, especially a celebrated actress, wouldn’t a woman already be comfortable in her skin that her sexy coquette comes through naturally?
I survived the documentary because I love Jean Harlow but Stone is too busy making out for the camera. The documentary is supposed to be about Harlow not Stone. Unfortunately Stone takes the focus from Harlow.