Why Do We Love “Mommie Dearest” So Much?

"This movie is one long bitchfight between Christina, as she grows, and Momma."

There are few movies us gays love more than Mommie Dearest, the 1981 camp classic starring Faye Dunaway as the inimitable Joan Crawford.

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Why is it such a gay fave—perhaps the gay fave of all time?

The Cocktails and Classics crew—including Michael Musto, Michael Urie, DJ Pierce, Drew Droege, Justin Vivian Bond and Rutanya Alda—try to suss it out in the clip below.

Watch Cocktails and Classics: Mommie Dearest, Sunday, November 8 at 8:30pm on Logo

Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.