May 28, 2020
Factory Girl (2006) (part 1 of 10)
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The Cast of Characters:
Edie Sedgwick (Sienna Miller). An airheaded heiress with vague artistic ambitions. Wanders around New York wearing too much makeup and boozing it up with random people, until she spirals into heroin addiction. All that potential, wasted!
Andy Warhol (Guy Pearce). Or as this film wants you to know him, “Darth Warhol”. The villain. Spends an inordinate amount of time talking about penises (he’s gay, you know—that’s what they do) but manages to still have enough time to ruin Edie’s life for no clearly-defined reason.
The Musician (Hayden Christensen). Most definitely not Bob Dylan. I don’t know how much clearer I can be on the subject. Represents the forces of wholesomeness and honesty, and thus is Warhol’s nemesis. Also, a self-righteous douche. Carries on a romance with Edie until he gets tired of her hobnobbing with the Factory in-crowd. He ain’t gonna work on Ginny’s ranch no more!
Chuck Wein (Jimmy Fallon). Edie’s shiftless college friend, and one of a network of people conspiring to destroy her life. Because Edie’s fate just wouldn’t have been properly tragic if she’d been in any way responsible for it herself.
Brigid Polk (Tara Summers). A Factory personality and another member of the network. Less likely to be seen in a shirt than Iggy Pop. Part of the director’s last-ditch effort to get people to see his film by bribing them with nudity.
Fuzzy Sedgwick (James Naughton). Edie’s dad, and possibly the only person in the movie who comes off as more evil than Andy Warhol. A homophobe, a control freak, and an incestuous pedophile. Attended the same school of acting as Elijah Kalgan.