December 2

Factory Girl

Posted by lori . 2 Comments

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Factory Girl is a fictionalized look at the life and times of Edie Sedgwick.  Edie was one of Andy Warhol’s superstars, a group of personalities assembled and promoted by Andy Warhol during the 1960s and 1970s.  The superstars appeared in Warhol’s art and films and accompanied him in his social life.  The title of the movie refers to The Factory which was Andy Warhol’s studio.  The Factory was also the hangout and party place for the superstars.  Factory Girl is a cautionary tale of fragile beauty, youth and a desire to be loved that goes tragically wrong.  Watching it, I was captivated by Edie’s luminous, uneffected personality and was saddened that her life was cut so short…like a beautiful moth that gets too close to a flame.

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2 Responses to " Factory Girl"

  • houndstooth says:

    I’ve never heard of that one, but it sounds really interesting. Was she Kyra Sedgwick’s mother?

    • lori says:

      I really enjoyed it. Edie is Kyra Sedgwick’s first cousin once removed. I didn’t know what that meant…Kyra Sedgwick is Edie’s first cousin’s daughter. I always wondered what “once removed” meant.


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