Comic-con Commentary; Making 'The Queen of Versailles'

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Comic-Con gets dissed by an anonymous publicist who questions the value of Hollywood pouring marketing dollars into that fanboy audience. This essay was published anonymously in the Hollywood Reporter. Plus, documentary filmmaker Lauren Greenfield makes The Queen of Versailles, then gets sued by one of the subjects of the film. The movie set out to document the the extravagant life of Jackie and David Siegel and the building of their dream house -- a sprawling 90,000 square foot mansion with 10 kitchens, a bowling alley, two tennis courts, an ice skating rink and a wing for their many children. But when the recession hit, the Siegel's business -- the largest time-share company in the world -- is affected and their fortunes are reversed. Now Siegel is suing Greenfield for defamation.

Banner image: David and Jackie Siegel in The Queen of Versailles. Photo by Lauren Greenfield, courtesy of Magnolia Pictures



Kim Masters