Beautiful Darling

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Beautiful Darling
Beautiful Darling.jpg
Directed byJames Rasin
Produced byJeremiah Newton
Elisabeth Bentley
Gill Holland
Written byJames Rasin
StarringJohn Waters
Fran Lebowitz
Holly Woodlawn
Paul Morrissey
Narrated byChloë Sevigny
Music byLouis Durra
CinematographyMartina Radwan
Edited byZachary Stuart-Pontier
Distributed byCorinth Films
Release date
  • February 12, 2010 (2010-02-12) (Berlinale)
Running time
82 minutes
CountryUnited States

Beautiful Darling: The Life and Times of Candy Darling, Andy Warhol Superstar is a 2010 feature-length documentary film about Candy Darling, the transsexual pioneer, actress and Andy Warhol superstar[1][2][3]. The film was written and directed by James Rasin[4][5][6] and features Chloë Sevigny as "the voice of Candy Darling", reading from Candy's private diaries and letters. Patton Oswalt voices Andy Warhol and Truman Capote. Louis Durra composed the score.

Film festival history[edit]

Beautiful Darling had its world premiere as an official selection of the 60th Berlin International Film Festival in February 2010. The film's United States premiere took place in April, 2010 in New York City as an official selection of the 39th New Directors/New Films Festival, a co-presentation of The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center. On October 23, 2010, it won the Gold Hugo award for Best Documentary at the 46th Chicago International Film Festival. It also won Best Film at the Montenegro International Documentary Film Festival (UnderhillFest).

In all, Beautiful Darling was an official selection of over thirty international film festivals, including the Sydney Film Festival, the Vienna International Film Festival, the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, and the Seattle International Film Festival. It was also given special screenings at the Hirshhorn Museum at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., The National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., The Museum of Modern Art in New York City, The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

U.S. theatrical and DVD release[edit]

Distributed by Corinth Films, Beautiful Darling opened at the IFC Center cinemas in New York City on April 22, 2011. Due to its critical and box office success, the film's one week run at the IFC was extended for a month, and the film then played in other select cities around the country including Los Angeles, Chicago and Boston. In February 2012, Corinth Films released the official DVD of the film.


  1. ^ 1944-1974,, Darling, Candy, (2015). Candy Darling : memoirs of an Andy Warhol superstar. New York: Open Road Integrated Media. ISBN 9781480407756. OCLC 899942329.
  2. ^ "New details about Candy Darling's difficult, short life". Page Six. 2018-06-10. Retrieved 2018-11-07.
  3. ^ "Candy Darling, el reverso de la primera figura transexual de la cultura pop". vf (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-11-07.
  4. ^ Moynihan, Colin (2009-02-24). "From the Archives, a Portrait of a Pop-Art Muse". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-04-09.
  5. ^ Sadie (2009-02-25). "Candyland: Living In The Past Sounds Okay, If Lou Reed Is Scoring It". Retrieved 2009-04-09.
  6. ^ Carlson, Jen (2009-02-25). "Candy Darling Gets More Screen Time". Archived from the original on 2009-03-05. Retrieved 2009-04-09.

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