Tells the story of the legendary rivalry between Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) during their collaboration on the Academy Award®-nominated thriller What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? and after the cameras stopped rolling. The series explores how the two women endured ageism and misogyny while struggling to hang on to success and fame in the twilight of their careers. Written by
Did You Know?
Ironically, the troglodyte mask used for the low-budget Trog
(1970), that Joan Crawford is depicted pulling over her head in loathing, was in fact left from the production of the big budget science fiction movie 2001: A Space Odyssey
(1968) that had also filmed in England. The ape head was originally a state of the art prosthetic, tailored for the original performer to create realistic eye and jaw movement as well as a remote controlled tongue. Unfortunately the head was not re-fitted for the new performer, rendering a tacky pullover mask appearance. See more
Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon alternated top billing in the opening credits on alternate episodes. See more