3/52: The Queen of Versailles

The Queen of Versailles was an incredibly interesting an strange documentary.

It’s a window into a super-rich family that was in the process of building the biggest single-family home in America — with pools, ballrooms, like 45 bathrooms, etc. The documentary begins in a time of prosperity for them, but (by accident) ends up tracking the impact of the economic crisis upon the family, their businesses, and the construction of their home.

While they’re incredibly spoiled and intensely out of touch, it was certainly interesting to see how they live, what’s important to them in crisis, and how FUCKED UP they are. Oh, and how amazing it would be to not worry about money at all.

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