Isabella Rossellini Is The Queen Of The Bees

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Screen and glamour icon Isabella Rossellini played a bee when she did those award-winning Green Pornos for the Sundance Channel, in which she personally enacted the mating rituals of the animal kingdom (while wearing the proper protection, I'm sure).

Well, at her daughter Elettra Wiedemann's pop-up restaurant at the Museum of Arts and Design's Goodness, hosted by The Daily, Isabella told me she was just commissioned by Brad's Bees (the "pure honey" makers) to don wings again and do a short film about bees for their website.

"Have you ever seen Joan Crawford in Queen Bee?" interjected Isabella's old friend John Epperson (a/k/a drag star Lypsinka) when Isabella brought up her bee movie.

"Joan sort of looks like a bee in that," he explained.

Crossed with some sort of lizard, I'd say.

"No," said Isabella, laughing. "I'll have to see that."

Epperson brings everything back to Joan Crawford -- thank God -- though Susan Hayward managed to nab a reference, too.

At the same event, Epperson asked me if it's really me on Facebook and not an impostor.

After all, he reminded, there's someone named Helen Lawson on Facebook, but that can't really be the Valley of the Dolls character.

"I know there is," I replied. "And I'm friends with her!"

Just then, a woman approached to greet me and say we're Facebook friends.

"Are you Helen Lawson?" I asked, excitedly.

She looked glazed.

That proved she wasn't a drag queen. Or a gay man. Or old.

But anyway, yes, I do all my own Facebooking myself -- and that's what makes me such a great Bee star, so good at creating my own buzzzzzzz.



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9 comments
YOKO OH NO
YOKO OH NO

POOR HAS BEEN DOWN ON HER LUCK ISABELLA.

nothing says has been like putting on a costume and degrading yourself.

her mom wouldnt approve of such shit.

David Lunch
David Lunch

Poor girl had too much plastic surgery, her boobs wound up on her face!

Lizard's Divino
Lizard's Divino

I thought that she looked more like a Lizard on Acid!

Musto
Musto

PS: The furniture at the event was done by BoConcept, the glam chain that I'm in the commercial for.

Musto
Musto

Helen is the old bag in the camp classic showbiz movie Valley of the Dolls, played by Susan Hayward, based on Ethel Merman, lipsynching Margaret Whiting, originally played by Judy Garland, who got fired for being a mess.

End of Gay101 course.

Gigi
Gigi

Someone explain Helen Lawson, please. I'm a young female.

Eryops
Eryops

I love Isabella!!! Even as a human, lol.

Gay Movie Fan
Gay Movie Fan

Valley of the Dolls is SO funny!  It may be the funniest unintentially funny film of all time.

egghumor
egghumor

Gigi, Susan Hayward as Helen Lawson vamps her "eleven o'clock" number in front of whirring mobile of giant guitar picks. 

Out of hundreds, I think my favorite line in VALLEY OF THE DOLLS comes after Neely O' Hara has been fired from her first Broadway show (as a featured  player) where she says tearfully to her publicist boyfriend:  "I was going to take singing lessons and acting lessons!" You can use those tidbits for extra credit with Prof. Musto.

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