DVD, Digital Release: Beautiful Darling

Digital & DVD Release Date: Jan. 12, 2021
Price: DVD $24.95
Studio: Corinth Films

Chronicling the short but influential life of transgender pioneer Candy Darling, a major part of Andy Warhol’s entourage and one of the inspirations for the Lou Reed song, “Walk on the Wild Side,” the 2010 documentary Beautiful Darling delivers audiences to a bygone era, recapturing the excitement of a long lost New York City to recount the story of Darling, a star in the constellation of Warhol’s Factory.

One of the most unusual and charismatic fixtures in the explosive downtown, underground scene of late 1960s/early ’70s New York, Candy, over the course of her career, won starring roles in two Warhol movies, parts in mainstream films, and a lead role in Tennessee Williams’ play. Her unique beauty also attracted such tastemaking photographers as Robert Mapplethorpe, Cecil Beaton, Richard Avedon and Peter Beard.

Director James Rasin’s film interweaves archival footage and both historical and contemporary interviews (Tennessee Williams, director Paul Morrissey, writer Fran Lebowitz, Warhol Superstar Holly Woodlawn among many others) with excerpts from Candy’s own diaries and letters, which are voiced by actress Chloë Sevigny.

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.