FEUD: Masquerade 1966
February 18, 2024 9:07 AM - Season 2, Episode 3 - Subscribe

At the height of his fame, Truman throws a lavish ball at the Plaza Hotel, a night which goes down in New York high society history.
posted by dnash (1 comment total)
I had to watch this one a couple times!

The device of having the Maysles brothers filming a documentary about it is not quite true - they did a film about Truman at the time, but not the ball. I think it works really well here, though. One of the marketing gimmicks for the series was "the original Real Housewives" - which has a lot of truth to it, and I enjoyed how the episode both employs some of the tropes we've become accustomed to in "reality tv" but shows these characters from a different era not quite knowing how to deal with the intrusions of cameras into their previously private world.
posted by dnash at 9:13 AM on February 18 [3 favorites]

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