The first time I saw Drool I fell in love. I fell in love with Tabby, the angry, promiscuous teenager who loves to doodle. I loved Anora and her daydreams of a fantasy life in the arms of her fantasy man. But most of all, I loved Imogene, the yummy cosmetics lady who just oozes Southern charm and grace.
I watched it again, as I’ve been known to do, but this time I wanted to be critical…you know, be professional. Alas! I could not find one flaw in this film. It is a must see.
Director Nancy Kissam masterfully creates two very different worlds: The drab and oppressive life of the Fleece family before the arrival of Imogene, and the almost surreal life Anora, Tabby and Little Pete embark upon after Imogene swoops in. Through her Kathy Kay colored lipsticks, eye shadows and night creams Imogene, played by Jill Marie Jones, brings life into Anora’s heart and home.
If you can, try to imagine: Crazy in Alabama, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and Dancer in the Dark all rolled up into a Lavender Milk night cream and you’ll get Drool.
My mouth is watering just thinking about it.