As a sequel to the 2006 Hollywood Dreams
, writer-director Henry Jaglom’s seriocomedy Queen of the Lot
resumes the chronicle of Maggie Chase, nee Margie Chizek (Tanna Frederick). At the outset, aspiring actress Maggie lies in bed with her aunt Bee (Melissa Leo) and watches George Cukor’s The Women
on television, reflecting candidly that she longs to attain the status once held by Norma Shearer -- “Queen of the Lot.” The narrative then leaps forward in time three years, to a point when Maggie has fulfilled her dreams of A-list stature, with lead roles in glossy action pictures. But accompanying the fame are salacious developments ripe for tabloid f...