Factory Girl [Blu-Ray] George Hickenlooper

Factory Girl [Blu-Ray] George Hickenlooper
If you ever wondered where the phrase "15 minutes of fame" comes from, late director George Hickenlooper educates viewers on the origin of the infamous idiom first stated by late artist Andy Warhol in this glamorous, if pretentious, biopic of Edie Sedgwick, Warhol's short-lived muse and the world's first famous "beard" to a gay man. Factory Girl strives to tell the remarkable tale of Miss Sedgwick (played by Sienna Miller) while hoping to gain sympathy from its viewers by watching the rise and fall of a trust fund baby who sought out fame instead of dealing with her deep-seated daddy issues. Despite the fact the film is full of terrific, if not spot-on, performances from Sienna Miller and Guy Pearce, as the eccentric Andy Warhol, it fails to engage viewers past the superficial appeal that ironically lasts for 15 minutes. For the remaining 85 minutes, audience members are privy to watching scenes of Miller's lurid, nude embraces with Hayden "I can't play Bob Dylan to save my life" Christensen and heroin being injected into her ass to a psychedelic soundtrack. The whole point of Factory Girl is to to show viewers how she was a bright, talented and gullible girl who was taken advantage of by "the Factory," unfortunately it's not the fully captivating biopic director George Hickenlooper and writer Captain Mauzner set out to make. The Blu-Ray features include a needless deleted scene, an in-depth making of feature and an informative commentary by Hickenlooper that's actually worth a listen. The Blu-Ray also showcases an inside look at the life of Edie Sedgwick, featuring interviews from individuals who shared their love for the late actress/artist despite the fact they most likely ignored and shunned her when she was at her lowest. (Alliance)