The Queen of Versailles
By Dennis Dermody
In this documentary, director Lauren Greenfield takes a fascinating, grotesque look at the epic vulgarity of wealth in America, focusing on billionaire timeshare king David Siegel and his booby, bodacious trophy wife Jackie, as they plan to build a monstrous mansion based on the Palace Of Versailles. But when the economy crashes in 2008, the unfinished house goes into foreclosure. As Siegel struggles to keep his Las Vegas business afloat, Jackie--a former Mrs. Florida--is both an appealing and appalling creature. When she tries to put a positive spin on all the chaos, there is something clueless and sad about her.