Doco reveals all
For those with tongues hanging out lured by the movie’s title, take a deep breath. This doco, the true story of three-times Oscar winner Orry-Kelly, should have been promoted as Women He’s Dressed.
Aussie costume designer Orry-Kelly was a fashion genius who in the 1930s and ‘40s dressed the hottest female movie stars of the time.
The film will appeal to clothes horses or those who are old-school cinema buffs.
Theatregoers best suited are those with memories of the times and the stars – Bette Davis and those eyes, Ava Gardner, Jane Fonda, Natalie Wood, Marilyn Monroe and Barbara Stanwyck.
My pick though was Swedish star Ingrid Bergman.
If his women needed their foundations beefed up, he did it that so no-one would know. His Academy Awards came in a category that even today gets
He was part of the gay community in Hollywood, among many big time actors such as Cary Grant.
Back in those more conservative times, being gay was frowned on so Grant and his men friends went off and got married.
It’s an interesting story with Aussie actor Darren Gilshenan playing Orry-Kelly.
There is fascinating footage from back in moviedom’s heyday, the women on screen wearing Orry-Kelly’s designs.
But there is no sign of the real Orry-Kelly until the doco wraps up, not that it matters.
An interesting flashback to Hollywood as it once was.