RORY: Madeline, your house is beautiful.
MADELINE: Thanks, it’s my stepfather’s.
We learned in Paris is Burning that Madeline’s parents are divorced (she says her father gave her mother everything she asked for in the divorce settlement), which might explain why she was sent to a therapist. Now we know that her mother has remarried to a wealthy man. The fact that Madeline sees the house as her stepfather’s property rather than her home suggests that she hasn’t fully adjusted to the situation.