Factory Girl (2006) (part 1 of 10)

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The Cast of Characters:
Sienna Miller as Edie SedgwickEdie 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!
Guy Pearce as Andy WarholAndy 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.
Hayden Christensen as The MusicianThe 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!
Jimmy Fallon as Chuck WeinChuck 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.
Tara Summers as Brigid PolkBrigid 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.
James Naughton as Fuzzy SedgwickFuzzy 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.

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Zac Smith

I was born in 1987 to a criminal psychologist and an Australian immigrant. In 2008 I published my first recap for the Agony Booth. I believe that about sums it up.

Multi-Part Article: Factory Girl (2006)

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