Film #102 in MY YEAR OF MUBI
I really had ZERO idea of Candy Darling's existence before this film. (I have never seen any of Andy Warhol's experimental films. Not my gig.) So this film was a COMPLETE and WONDERFUL surprise for me.
It tells the story of Candy Darling, a young transgender actress and her rise to underground fame. It's UTTERLY FASCINATING... and extremely well told.
The filmmakers are careful to let the people in Candy's life tell the story and edit it all together quite perfectly. It's an absolutely intriguing story that is told with bold clarity and a loving touch that is apparent throughout every frame of the picture.
I was completely enraptured by this film and the bittersweet tale of Candy Darling. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED