Hollywood's obsession with death
This is one trend that is sure to be dead on arrival
Funerals have gone from stone cold to red hot thanks to HBO’s ”Six Feet Under.” ”It’s the big buzz in [our] industry,” says Jacquelyn Taylor, president of the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science. Ditto at the fragrance counter, where Demeter’s Funeral Home is a fast-selling, parlor-inspired perfume. And it’s not alone on the grave-y train:
THE UNDERTAKER Months ago, insiders figured the much-injured WWF star’s career was D.O.A. But he’s b-a-c-k. And he’s sent his Old West-style coat to the boneyard, opting instead for jeans, biker boots, and a Harley. It’s a killer makeover; meet Dead Man Riding.
”SEX AND THE CITY” When Miranda’s mom dies, Carrie and Co. travel to Philadelphia in the interest of motherly love. Funereal girl Samantha gets a chance to reveal something other than her to-die-for body — namely, that her emotions and tear ducts operate.
”THE BURIAL” In this in-the-works Warner Bros. flick, a Mississippi funeral home owner refuses to roll over and play dead when a giant industry conglomerate cheats him. He sues instead. ”Quills” writer Doug Wright adapted an award-nominated story by ”A Civil Action” author Jonathan Harr.
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