Film Review: The Queen of Versailles

No, not the queen of Versailles, Marie Antoinette (more on her later), but Jackie Siegel, wife of self-made timeshare billionaire David Siegel. The Queen of Versailles follows this extremely wealthy couple as they build the biggest home in America, one that is inspired by the famous Chateau Versailles.

This couple is the ultimate power couple. Photographs of them with famous friends who include everyone from George W. Bush to Donatella Versace to Samuel L. Jackson accent their home and timeshare hotels, showing the audience how influential and wealthy they really are. With seven children, two nannies, a two-story closet and breast implants that are impossible to ignore, Jackie is a woman who lives an extravagant lifestyle that her decades-older husband happily provides her with. David is a man who claims to be personally responsible for George W. Bush taking office and who relishes in the company of beautiful women, especially Miss America contestants. Continue reading