as Patti Smith put it) and her life was tragic, beautiful and legendary. Sienna Miller gives a dedicated and really fab performance, and Guy Pearce does Warhol in a way that is in keeping with the artist's public persona while hinting at some of the trouble's behind closed doors. The atmosphere -- New York City! In the Sixties! -- is my JAM, so of course I love it.
In order to shed some light on how watch-worthy Factory Girl really is, here are the most important lessons I learned from the film:
1. Abercrombie, at one point, sold leather rhinos$850 to part with) and experience the same level of excitement as exhibited on Chuck Wein's face. Additionally, posing atop said rhino will go over big with the Vogue crowd.
2. Ignore Coco Chanel's rule to always take off one accessory before you leave the houseSteve Sasco's designs numerous times before, but that's because they're absolutely sensational. Once when wearing the Original Butterfly style, a young gentleman approached me to tell me I had "legit earlobes."
3. But eschew pants, they're stupid
4. It's always fun to crank call a mental institution
5. Develop quirks
6. Get thee to a palm reader
7. Don't take yourself too seriously
8. Actually never stand right in front of an agitated horse like Edie does in Horse
9. Beware of musicians
10. DON'T DO DRUGS
11. Eventually you'll be replaced by someone from Germany or someone from New Jersey with a German name
12. If you wear a pink coat, you're liable to get punched by Norman Mailer
13. Jimmy Fallon plays another assholeDennis in Almost Famous and almost got the band killed? Man of the year in comparison to the grade-A louse that is his portrayal of Chuck Wein. Chuck goes from Edie's socialite companion to the guy who antagonizes her in Beauty No. 2 and gets a glass ashtray thrown at his head. It's well-deserved. It's interesting how Jimmy Fallon is such a fun and funny guy in real life but tends towards these creepy characters in his acting career.
14. This expression is the best
15. Be a living work of artMarchesa Luisa Casati and translated her focus from horse sketches and sculptures to crafting her life into her greatest work yet. There's a reason yet she is still marveled over, many decades after her death.