One of the many amazing documentaries charting the rise & fall of the
satellites in the Warhol constellation ("Edie", "Nico Icon" etc.)This
creepily voyeuristic - yet fascinating - film charts Berlin from
unhappy, heiress to spaced-out Warhol "superstar" to aged, compulsive
dieter. Blessed (or cursed) with a photographic memory, she relishes the
compulsively non-stop retelling of her life as a kind of sordid cleansing
(her monologues were used verbatim for the Warhol book "A to B & Back
-but really written by Bob Colacello. Be amazed as this elegant New York
lady displays her famous "Cock Book" , relives her "tit paintings", opens
her cupboards & drawers (where EVERYTHING is labelled !!) & watch her
descend into sin by eating Key Lime Pie! (her dream food - her pie in the
sky)Food has now replaced drugs as her ultimate taboo. The emotional
roller-coaster she goes through is devastating to watch. Warhol often made
"friends" with these wounded heiresses, while shamelessly exploiting their
eccentricities and vanities for his films and personal entertainment. In
end this is a strangely triumphant story, as she struggles to maintain her
personal equilibrium. A must-see.
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