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Beautiful Darling (2010)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 2 April 2010 (USA)
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A documentary on Candy Darling, The Life and Times of the Andy Warhol Superstar.

Director:

James Rasin

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James Rasin
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Candy Darling ... Self (archive footage)
Andy Warhol ... Self (archive footage)
Holly Woodlawn ... Self
Fran Lebowitz ... Self
Paul Morrissey ... Self
Julie Newmar ... Self
Jeremiah Newton Jeremiah Newton ... Self
John Waters ... Self
Jackie Curtis ... Self (archive footage)
Michael J. Pollard ... Self
Tennessee Williams ... Self (archive footage)
Lou Reed ... Self (archive footage)
Peter Beard ... Self
Bob Colacello ... Self
Jayne County ... Self
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Candy Darling was a fixture in the New York Off-Broadway scene in the 60s, in Warhol films such as Women in Revolt and Flesh, and became a prominent personality in Warhol's circles, influencing such noted contemporary artists as Madonna, David Bowie and Lou Reed. This documentary will use a series of interviews, archival footage, and images from Candy's home in Massapequa, NY. Archival footage includes rare 25 year old interviews conducted by Jeremiah Newton with members of Warhol's Factory and Tennessee Williams. The film features interviews with colleagues, contemporaries and friends of Candy, including John Waters, Peter Beard, Holly Woodlawn, Bob Colacello, Geraldine Smith, Pat Hackett and Ron Delsener. Written by Anonymous

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The life and times of Candy Darling, Andy Warhol superstar. See more »

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Director James Rasin spent several days on an extremely tight budget shooting interviews with Julie Newmar, Michael J. Pollard and Holly Woodlawn in Los Angeles. His extensive interview with last surviving transgendered Warhol Superstar Holly Woodlawn played out over the course of three days, all shot at Woodlawn's West Hollywood apartment. See more »

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References Bananas (1971) See more »

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Make Up
Written by Lou Reed
Performed by Lou Reed
Courtesy of the RCA Records Label
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Snoozy Filmmaking
19 January 2020 | by arfdawg-1See all my reviews

I always thought Candy Darling was the most attractive of all Warhol's trannies. I might even have wanted to have sex with her if I knew her back in the day.

Unfortunately this movie is poorly made. Ot's so boring.

Candy was kookie and always pretending to be Marilyn Monroe. She wanted to be a starlet and meanwhile she was on East Houston giving $10 head.

Too many of the interviews here -- many with people who are now like 70+ are just boring, they add no insight and we dont care.

Clips of Candy just show that she couldnt act a bit.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beautiful Darling: The Life and Times of Candy Darling See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$12,406, 24 April 2011

Gross USA:

$34,096

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,096
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