Factory Girl is a cinema that chronicles the rising together with autumn of “it” girl icon Edith “Edie” Sedgwick (Sienna Miller). Though the primary protagonist inward Factory Girl is Edie, its Andrew “Andy” Warhol (Guy Pierce) who steals every scene as well as whom is the most interesting character in the celluloid. This was very much the same situation plant inwards Tim Burton’s Batman where The Joker (Jack Nicholson) out shined Batman (Michael Keaton) as well as was the virtually memorable graphic symbol in that film. Edie Sedgwick is a beautiful, tormented as well as tragic grapheme whereas Andy funny, magnetic too charismatic. Both represented characters are artistically talented, though Warhol is more so, together with at the showtime of their human relationship, they both feed off of each other emotionally too intellectually. Towards the end of their human relationship, all the same, Sedgwick is far more dependent on Warhol together with in event, subordinates herself to him together with his wishes.
When we first of all meet Edie, it is the 1960’s together with she is a wide eyed fine art major in college full of aspirations, hopes too dreams. She desperately wants to be a true creative person, drops out of Radcliffe as well as travels to New York City, a place she believes to be the electric current center of the fine art globe. It is at that place that she first of all meets Andy Warhol or rather, Warhol sees her from across the room inward an art gallery that is showing his work. After they are introduced, they go fast friends and Sedgwick is presently brought to The Factory, Warhol’s studio where he has gathered around himself a colorful cabal of writers, musicians and young man artists. Edie becomes more than but a pretty confront to Warhol, she represents an thought as well as that idea begins appearing in Warhol’s piece of work, principally his artistic endeavors into the celluloid industry. Though the films have got fiddling to no narrative structure, they get rattling popular in the underground film landscape of that decade, as does Edie herself.
Edie goes from beingness but a mere friend too muse of Warhol to a someone equally iconic every bit the paintings he creates. Warhol tells Sedgwick’s female parent: “I think your girl is going to be super famous.” Her mother, Alice Sedgwick (Peggy Walton-Walker), replies: “And what would live the value in that Mr. Warhol?” “Oh, well, uh, I think everyone wants to be famous.” “Well, I had much higher hopes for Edith.” Edie shortly begins modeling, appearing in both Vogue too LIFE mag. Though outwardly Sedgwick becomes the novel “it” young woman of the 60’s when it comes to brand-upwards in addition to fashion, inwardly she is tormented by her and her family’s yesteryear. The cinema itself is framed by the narrative psychiatric sessions of Sedgwick inwards post-Andy years as she looks back on everything that transpired between them.
Interwoven with these revelations are lighter moments with Warhol that brighten the motion picture. We are given bits as well as pieces of his background and personality at his best together with about vivacious in addition to snippets of him when he is vengeful as well as at his worst. Everything begins to go sore betwixt Sedgwick too Warhol when Sedgwick meets and is photographed with Bob Dylan (Hayden Christensen), whose call was changed to Billy Quinn inward the film at Dylan’s asking. When Warhol sees the tidings photography too them after together, he feels he has been betrayed, fifty-fifty though Sedgwick together with Quinn merely met. Like Sedgwick’s older blood brother, Francis “Minty” Sedgwick, who committed suicide before the events inwards this celluloid, Warhol is homosexual in addition to has no physical involvement inward Edie or girls in general. That doesn’t stop him from feeling affection for Sedgwick, every bit is shown past the quote at the commencement of the cinema. It also doesn’t halt him from feeling cheated on in addition to deceived when he sees her in an innocent state of affairs with another adult male.
The 3rd deed of Factory Girl revolves around Sedgwick’s descent into drugs, the lose of friends, coin, the alienation of her dysfunctional family and almost of the things she held beloved, inward item, Andy Warhol’s friendship. As I mentioned before, though this cinema contains Warhol, it’s actually the storey of a blueish-blooded heiress caught inwards the whirlwind of the party scene, glamour and publicity of the 1960s in New York. That publicity, every bit it recorded Sedgwick’s triumphs when she first emerged onto “the scene”, besides catalogues her mistakes in addition to her downfall.