What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this tragic biopic about Edie Sedgwick isn't for kids. Pieced together through scenes of the often-bizarre underground world of Andy Warhol's mid-'60s Factory, it includes graphic images of sex, drinking, drugs, causal nudity, and soft porn. Edie shares memories of incest with her father (starting when she was 8), her brother's suicide, her first time having sex (while at a mental hospital), her parents giving her drugs from a young age, and more. Fashion-crazy teens may be drawn by star Sienna Miller's uncanny resemblance to Sedgwick -- whose iconic fashion sense has given her cult status today. But the movie's language, the characters' decadent debauchery, and, frankly, the extremely depressing story line about a privileged young woman's doomed life make it too much even for teens.
- Families can talk about the art of Andy Warhol. What message do his images of household items send?
- Parents should also address Sedgwick's seduction into Warhol's Factoryand what was really missing in her life -- a solid ground to call home.
- How did this affect the direction Sedgwick's life took?