Queen of Versailles

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  1. MutteringJohn

    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

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    This is a documentary that Roger Ebert put on his top 10 list. It's about the Siegel family. David Siegel owns Westgate Resorts. The largest timeshare company in the world. He was building the largest privately own house in the country in Florida. 90,000 Square Feet. They fell on hard times after the crash in 08. He is over 70 and his wife is 40. She is a Beth clone. I want to rent the DVD. One of the features of their unfinished house is the bowling alley. The wife has enormous fake boobs, was a model and had a couple of small movie parts, sound familiar. Only difference is they have 7 kids instead of 7 cats.
     
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    Double Blizz New Member Banned User

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    Beth is the Queen Of Versace
     
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    It's in my NetFlix queue :hat:


    [video=youtube;AdJYzgJ4CwI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdJYzgJ4CwI[/video]
     
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    [video=youtube;WI7iLROJ8Vs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI7iLROJ8Vs[/video]
    The Queen of Versailles Sundance Preview Clip 1 - Tour



    I think I will go ahead and watch it right now, good pick :hat:
     
  6. Yeahnolisten

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    And the dogs shit all over the house and she's completely useless unless someone is doing something for her. It is a great documentary though.
     
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    i'm glad his "empire" collapsed. no one should be allowed (or even want) to build a 90,000 (or even 16,000) sq ft house. it's vulgar.
     
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    consruction is up and running again as his biz is back big time since banks are lending to him again. Believe it or not that monstrosity will be built
     
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    It's really well done and has no voiceover, which is unheard of in a documentary. It's like a tasteful version of reality TV.
     
  10. Herc

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    I've been in a 35 thousand square foot house before. And only 2 people lived in it . . . :facepalm:
     
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    I watched this documentary about a month ago... a good friend of mine down here in S. FL knows this family, from when she lived in the Orlando area. Their sons went to the same school, so she got to know Jackie Seigal. She's the one who told me to watch it and I'm so glad I did.

    It's a really interesting look at how money really changes people - and as over the top as this woman is, you get the feeling she's still got a good heart inside, which can't be said for OTHER trophy wives we know about.... :rolleyes:

    If it's in your On Demand or on Netflix, I'd recommend it... I ended up feeling kind of bad for them at the end - and am surprised to hear his biz is on the uptick again... I didn't think they'd recover from the crash.

    It's a good movie, to say the least.
     
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    I expected to hate these people before I even watched the movie. I didn't hate them. They were humble people, that were as many were, a victim of the financial crisis. Even though they had more money than they knew what to do with. (they both did rise from humble beginnings)


    It's the old moral to the story. Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.


    Also if it's true as David Siegel says, that he single-handedly got President Bush elected. I'm shocked Bush Jr. didn't find a way to help his buddy out of this jam.
     
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    Some people are "Users", "Exploiters", and "Devious" motherfuckers . . .

    - - -

    P.S. Example Howard used his fans to build up his empire. And now he pissed on his fans after he drained them dry . . .
     
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    how are these two anything like our howard and beth?
     
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    I just watched it. Disgusting.
     
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    but only when it's on out of season clearance sale.
     
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    Oh I've been waiting to see this. I will have to check Netflix. YES - it is there.
     
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    Watched it last week! Fucking great!!!
     
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    Beth asks Vinnie Favale: You have a car service don't you?

    this domb blonde goes to a car rental place at the airport and asks what her drivers name is.


    Both are of touch elitist idiots who forget what normal people have to do.
     
  20. Herc

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    Vinnie still takes the bus. And he's a CBS executive . . .