I wish they would have followed the book but then the movie would have been a mini-series! Think about THAT!! Love it! This movie is really bad but therein it becomes a classic. The performers the good the bad and the really awful,pop surrealistic fashion and a wobbly tranquilized theme song. What could be worse or in the case of Dolls better! The music is bad most of the acting is bad and the cameramen were either cross eyed or asleep. I have to love the industrial strength pancake and the refrigerator colored eye shadow.Olive green appliances and makeup.You wouldn't clash with your appliances.Every 60's reference in this movie is a part of me. Not the drugs and u-hum romance I was just a little girl. Patty Duke going from too cute to terror howling in an alley. I kept waiting for a wino to pop up and yell \"SHUDUPPP!\" The flawlessly beautiful Sharon Tate her face was the one you watched so tragic rest in peace. So there was a bestseller,fashion and some history of our times. I didnt understand the book (I was 10 or 11)but my eyes popped bigger than one of Helen Lawson's champagne bottles! Thanks!