May 1, 2020
Factory Girl (2006) (part 8 of 10)
After a random shot of Warhol, and time lapse footage of the Empire State Building, we see black and white Super 8 footage of a glassy-eyed party girl wearing too much makeup. It turns out this is not Edie, but a girl who bears more than a passing resemblance. She points directly at the camera and says, “Are you filming right now?” Wow, I didn’t know that Andy’s Super 8 cameras filmed in widescreen.
The woman speaks in a continuous but content-free way, the specifics of which I’ll spare you. Then Edie comes in, but Andy shushes her. When the new girl (who’s given the name of “Ingrid Superstar”) asks what to do, Brigid says, “Just be like Edie!”
Warhol adds, “Except the part where she takes too many drugs!” To which Brigid asks, “Is there another part?” Edie looks deeply hurt, and the only thing missing here is everyone maniacally laughing in slow motion, and pointing at Edie. Wait, are we supposed to hate them for treating Edie like this? Because I was kind of agreeing with them a little. Okay, a lot.