‘Psycho’. ‘Mommy Dearest’. ‘East of Eden’. It’s clear that many of Hollywood’s top screenwriters have a few mother issues. To put it mildly.
Barbra Streisand’s ‘Guilt Trip’ character is just the latest in a long line of oedipal nightmares to emerge onto our cinema, but why has Hollywood got a thing about mothers?
Why are they all so barmy?
Our Joe investigates…
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