This is an entertaining story about two competitive gossip columnists, famous in their day, Luella Parsons and Hedda Hopper. I do not know how accurate it is, but it is based on facts. Elizabeth Taylor comes across as fawning, condescending, manipulating, and yet at the same time seems insecure and dependent; I've never seen her perform in any other role exactly like this. She is a talent. Jane Alexander does an excellent portrayal as Hedda Hopper, and done in a way that identifies her as a survivalist in the challenging industry of the movie world.
Do not confuse this movie with others of the same name which are not even based on the same story; this is different than those.