Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Factory Girl - REVIEW

Film of the Day #69/ 300

Factory Girl is the biographical and truncated story of 'Warhol Superstar' Edie Sedgwick, whose fleeting moment in the reflected glare of Andy Warhol's media glory became the prototype for today's celebrity culture. The film itself is a perfect depiction of world of art and fashion within the sixties and a truthful insight into the life and scenes of Edie and the factory days. This is a film that accentuates the beauty and the ugliness in human art. Factory Girl captures the shallow, transient and utterly facile world of Warhol in the sixties and in another way it sums up the emptiness and tragedy of the Hollywood dream machine too. However, Factory Girl doesn't ask any deep questions nor does it pretend to be something it's not. It's entertaining and worth watching for two very good performances. Sienna Miller does a wonderful job as the fated Edie Sedgwick; a beautiful girl valued only for her beauty and quirks while, Guy Pearce beautifully and harshly portrays vapid pop culture icon, Andy Warhol. This is a beautiful crafted film that is itself a piece of art and an underrated exposé of pop culture. You’re the boss, applesauce.