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.”
"Rasin has otherwise crafted a sympathetic portrait of an unhappy kid who grew up to become the glittering star of her childhood dreams, even if her time in the spotlight was relatively brief and not always as fulfilling as she had hoped. Recommended." - Video Librarian
- Chloe Sevigny (voice)
- Jeremiah Newton
- Bob Colacello
- John Waters
- Fran Lebowitz
- Aaron Richard Golub
- Candy Darling
- Andy Warhol
- "A haunting documentary reveals the most beautiful, and tragic, of Andy Warhol’s superstars…"
- "Incisive…’Darling’ expertly recreates a slice of the cultural history of the ’60s while also telling us something about the poisonous addiction of fame."
- "This riveting documentary about one of the legendary triumphant gender illusionists is also a compelling portrait of an endlessly fascinating era."
Awards & Recognition
Montenegro Documentary Film Festival
Chicago Int'l Film Festival
Berlin Int'l Film Festival (Panorama)
Sydney Int'l Film Festival