Beautiful Darling

Beautiful Darling

Beautiful Darling

DVD
In Stock
In Stock
Ships Immediately

Beautiful Darling chronicles the short but influential life of Candy Darling, who was a major part of Andy Warhol's entourage and was one of the inspirations for the Lou Reed song "Walk on the Wild Side"

Born James Slattery in a Long Island suburb in 1944, he transformed himself into a gorgeous, blonde actress and well-known downtown New York figure. Candy's career took her through the raucous and revolutionary Off-Off-Broadway theater scene and into Andy Warhol's legendary Factory. There she became close to Warhol and started in two Factory movies that still shock and amuse today. Flesh and Women in Revolt. Candy used her Warhol fame to land further film roles, and admirer Tennessee Willams cast her in his play Small Craft Warnings. She dreamed of becoming a Hollywood star, but tragically died of lumphoma in the early 1970s. She was only 29 years old.

Beautiful Darling uses both current and vintage interviews, excerpts from Candy's own diaries and letters, as well as vintage footage of Candy and friend. Chloe Sevigny appears as the voice of Candy Darling, and interview subjects include John Waters, Fran Lebowitz, Holly Woodlawn, Julie Newmar, Bob Collacello, Paul Morrissey and Michal J. Pollard.

Rex Reed of the New York Observer, describes the film as "an extraordinarily sad, touching and compassionate documentary". Stephen Farber, of the Hollywood Reporter, calls it "incisive... expertly recreates a slice of the cultural history of the '60s while also telling us something about the poisonous addiction of fame."


Details

UPC
896137001115
Product ID:
1789505