Friday, July 10, 2009

"Which one of you bitches is my mother?"

It was 25 years ago, that a cunning euroslut-turned-legit-film-star named LILI (played by Phoebe Cates using a crazed accent) brought together Maxine, Pagan and Judy - three former boarding school chums turned socialites. They convened in Manhattan all seeking favors from this International Film Star, LILI. She had them right where she wanted them when she asked the immortal 1984 TV miniseries question: "Incidentally, which one of you bitches is my mother?"

blurry mini clip below -- followed by a clear longer one (go to 1:42 mark for the immortal line)





I recall another gem of a line where LILI explains her plot to find the three women who conspired to keep her a downtrodden waif and says:
"They sent me to HELL and now I am back to teach them what I learned there."

Best of all -- this was a HUGE ratings smash. It spawned a sequel: LACE II
where LILI now seeks to learn her paternity and (I think) calls the 3 contenders "bastards" instead of "bitches".

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