4 Works in Betty Schaefer
Betty Schaefer blows up when she learns Norma Desmond continues living her life after the murder of Joe Gillis.
Fandoms: Sunset Boulevard - All Media Types
09 Sep 2017
Sometimes it rains in Los Angeles.
“But there are conventions in love, and one is that this particular subclassification, older woman-younger man, should be desperate and romantic. Or, at least, tenderly painful.” (Doris Lessing, “The Summer Before the Dark”)
Otherwise known as: a retelling of “Sunset Boulevard” from the ever-shifting perspective of its main protagonist, including a misremembered New Year’s Eve, a badly aimed revolver, and a whole lotta headcanon.
Both their faces are flashing in his mind. One moment, it’s Betty. Then, Norma. Betty, Norma, Betty, Norma; until he doesn’t know who he’s making love to anymore. My interpretations are based on the World Premiere Cast with Patti LuPone.