Yesterday Variety‘s Peter Bart bloggy-blogged about Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato‘s Heidi Fleiss: The Would-Be Madam of Crystal, which will have its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival on 6.26 and 6.28 (at the Crest and the Landmark, respectively). HBO airings will follow.

Heidi Fleiss, exotic bird.

I got to know Heidi somewhat during the Hollywood madam hoo-hah days of ’93 and ’94. I remember paying a visit at her home on Tower off Benedict Canyon, and Heidi asking me at one point if I was a cop. She’s running a place called Dirty Laundry in Pahrump, Nevada, these days. She’s a decent sort. She helped me in the ’90s with this and that story. It’s disconcerting to read in Bart’s piece that she admits apparently in the Bailey-Barbato doc) that she “still has a meth problem.” Jesus. As life isn’t hard enough on its own terms.