The original film is based on Jacqueline Susann's novel by the same name that featured Barbara Parkins, Patty Duke, and Sharon Tate.
I actually just saw the original movie about 2 years ago on Netflix. I had never seen it before. And I didn't miss anything.
I hope the new director can get more raw emotion from the cast. Patty Duke was funny, but the show wasn't supposed to be funny. Susan Hayward was pathetic, and I'm sure her character was supposed to be.
Barbara Parkins was boring.
Sharon did add some sparkle, and I'm not just saying that because I'm prejudiced. I'm not a big fan of Sharon, but I can see she had potential. Unfortunately, Manson, Tex and the squirrels made sure that didn't happen.
You know back when this movie was made, I know they had scenes with raw emotion. Look at The Graduate. Lots of screaming in that movie.
The scenes with Sharon Tate where she found out her husband had a debilitating disease that could be passed to her unborn child, or the scene where she found out she had breast cancer, SING IT OUT TO THE BACK ROW!!! Scream and throw a glass at the wall. Just get mean MAD.
Now that's acting!!!!!!!