Want Some Candy My “Beautiful Darling” |Castro Theater 6/30 SF CA

by Accidental Bear

DIRECTOR James Rasin
PRODUCER Jeremiah Newton
WRITTEN BY James Rasin
CINEMATOGRAPHY Martina Radwan
EDITOR Zac Stuart-Pontier

RUNNING TIME 82 Minutes

Beautiful Darling chronicles the short but influential life of Candy Darling who was a major part of Andy Warhol’s entourage and was one of the inspirations for the Lou Reed song “Walk on the Wild Side.”

Born James Slattery in a Long Island suburb in 1944, he transformed himself into a gorgeous, blonde actress and well-known downtown New York figure. Candy’s career took her through the raucous and revolutionary Off-off-Broadway theater scene and into Andy Warhol’s legendary Factory. There she became close to Warhol and starred in two Factory movies that still shock and amuse today: Flesh and Women in Revolt. Candy used her Warhol fame to land further film roles, and her admirer Tennessee Williams cast her in his play Small Craft Warnings. She dreamed of becoming a Hollywood star, but tragically died of lymphoma in the early Seventies, at only twenty-nine.

The film uses both current and vintage interviews, excerpts from Candy’s own diaries and letters, as well as vintage footage of Candy and friends. Chloe Sevigny appears as the voice of Candy Darling.

Also features appearances by Paul Morrissey, Micheal J. Pollard and John Waters.

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