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Pie in the Sky: The Brigid Berlin Story (2000)

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Credited cast:
Brigid Berlin ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Honey Berlin ...
Herself (archive footage)
Richard E. Berlin ...
Himself (archive footage)
Richard Bernstein ...
Bob Colacello ...
Larry Rivers ...
Himself (archive footage)


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Interesting life of spoiled rich girl
20 April 2004 | by (Anaheim Hills, CA) – See all my reviews

This interesting documentary of Warhol superstar Berlin (aka Brigid Polk) traces her life from the beginnings as the wealthy daughter of a Hearst employer and his socialite wife Honey. Berlin's life-long struggles with dieting and with her parents and siblings are detailed here. Clips from 'Bike Boy', 'The Chelsea Girls', and 'Imitation of Christ' are shown. Berlin's daily telephone conversations with Andy Warhol were taped by her and we're treated to several bits of these here. It is also interesting that she claims to have been filmed for three hours talking about vacuuming her George Washington apartment. We see her walk into the Chelsea Hotel's lobby. The weight issue with Berlin is monumental. Her cravings of key lime pie is sated only after two whole pies are consumed. She also has a 'c**k book' that is composed of her famous friends' renderings of the male organ. She talks about the impact of the Manson murders, Warhol's death, Max's Kansas City, and her annual chest x-rays. She is also renown for her 'tit paintings', which are created by smearing paint on her chest and pressing down on paper. Now 60 years of age, Berlin is in many ways the same rebellious person she was in her teens.

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