Thursday, June 25, 2015

Beautiful Darling (2010)

This not so amazing documentary takes us thru the short life and times of Andy Warhol "superstar" Candy Darling.

Loosing his/her life at 30 years old to cancer Candy Darling lead an interesting life to say the least. This transgendered barbie doll thought of herself as a sex symbol and a superstar but the reality of Candy Darling's short life was a bit of a downer. Having songs written about her by Lou Reed and being a staple player in Andy Warhol's factory of freaks, Candy lead a fast paced life of sex, drugs and what she thought was stardom. In the end she left this world a cult icon at most.

The documentary itself is average to say the least. The most interesting parts include interviews Warhol himself and Paul Morrissey, director of cult classics such as Andy Warhol's Frankenstein, Andy Warhol's Bad and many more. We also have interviews with punk rock legend Jane County and John Waters.

I suppose the biggest fan base for this movie would be drag queens and Warhol fanatics. For me personally the life of Candy Darling is not quite interesting enough for a full length documentary. However if you are really into chicks with dicks and Andy's speed-freaks then this one might be worth looking at. Look for a really cool scene at the factory with Dennis Hopper.

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