Rich from FourFour has made my night by uploading “Living Dolls” to YouTube. This 2001 HBO documentary follows five-year-old beauty contestant Swan Brooner and her white trash mother as they travel the country in the quest for a crown. It’s hilarious, sad and disturbing all at once – like a good guilty pleasure should be.
Sadly, Swan’s mother passed away from cancer a few years ago and Swan’s father also died recently. I believe THIS is the MySpace profile of Swan’s sister, Silva. And HERE is the Web site of hair and makeup guy, Mr. Michael. He’s apparently no longer with his partner in beauty pageant crime. But here’s a more recent picture of Swan’s competition, Leslie Butler.
Click above for part one.