Jan 29, 2008
Factory Girl (2006) (part 3 of 10)
Cut to the Factory, and Edie on some kind of grainy color film stock. Andy argues with Gerard Malanga over whether or not Edie should be allowed in his next film, which was originally supposed to feature an all-male cast. “But Edie looks like a boy!” I hate to break this to you, Andy, but just because she affects a higher degree of masculinity than you doesn’t make her boyish.
“I just don’t think she’s cut out for this!” hisses Gerard.
“Well,” replies Andy, “maybe Edie doesn’t think you’re cut out for it either,” and storms off. Yeah, you told him, Andy! Maybe she doesn’t think his face is cut out for it, either! This is the first appearance of one of the film’s themes: corrupt, gay Andy is slowly being redeemed to heterosexuality by Edie, despite the protestations of filthy sodomites like Gerard. (And, rest assured, when we finally see some all-American hetero-sex later on in this movie, it’ll be treated with absolutely none of the revulsion that accompanies all the gay stuff.)