Beautiful Darling

Directed by James Rasin
Corinth Films
2010
86 Minutes
USA
English
Documentary, LGBTQ
Not Rated
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Beautiful Darling chronicles the short but influential life of transgender pioneer Candy Darling, who was a major part of Andy Warhol’s entourage and was one of the inspirations for the Lou Reed song, “Walk on the Wild Side.”

  • Highest Rating
    "A haunting documentary reveals the most beautiful, and tragic, of Andy Warhol’s superstars…"
    Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
  • Highest Rating
    "Incisive…’Darling’ expertly recreates a slice of the cultural history of the ’60s while also telling us something about the poisonous addiction of fame."
    Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter
  • Highest Rating
    "This riveting documentary about one of the legendary triumphant gender illusionists is also a compelling portrait of an endlessly fascinating era."
    David Noh, Film Journal International

Awards & Recognition

Winner
Best Film
Montenegro Documentary Film Festival
Winner
Best Documentary
Chicago Int'l Film Festival
Official Selection
Berlin Int'l Film Festival (Panorama)
Official Selection
Sydney Int'l Film Festival

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