|Projects Information; Factory Girl
Character: Billy Quinn AKA Musician|
Release Date December 29, 2021
Directed By: George Hickenlooper
Written By: Captain Mauzner
Genre: Biography / Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Produced by: Holly Wiersma, Richard Galub
Distributed by: Myriad Pictures Inc. & The Weinstein Company
Filming Dates: December 2005-February 2006
Reshoots:October -November 2006
....Guy Pearce...Andy Warhol
...Sienna Miller...Edie Sedgwick
...Jimmy Fallon...Chuck Wein
...Mena Suvari...Richie Berlin
...Tara Summer... Brigid Polk
...Mary-Kate Olsen...Molly Spence
...Shawn Hatosy... Syd Pepperman
Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
New York City, New York, USA
Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
Stamford, Connecticut, USA
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Factory Girl imaginatively unfolds the comet-like rise and fall of 60s “it girl” Edie Sedgwick, the blazing superstar who came to define both the glamour and the tragedy of our celebrity-obsessed culture. Sedgwick appeared to be the quintessential American princess, with her blue blood, her trust fund and her Harvard education, not to mention her ethereal beauty and vivacious charisma. But she was also a lost and fragile little girl; and when she met up with counter-culture anti-hero Andy Warhol, everything changed. Suddenly, Edie found herself at the center of a Pop Art universe bursting with sex, drugs, style and rock ‘n’ roll -- and a mad rush for fame and fabulousness that was destined to spin out of control.
Arriving into the chaos of mid-60s New York, Edie (Sienna Miller) is taken under the wing of the famously deadpan artist Andy Warhol (Guy Pearce) who sees in her untamed vulnerability the makings of an irresistible muse. Warhol invites Edie into the wild world of The Factory, a former downtown hat factory he has transformed into a bohemian paradise. Here, a rag-tag mix of musicians, poets, artists, actors and misfits gather to create avant-garde movies during the day and throw glam parties all night long. Edie quickly ascends to become the star of Warhol’s movies, an idol at The Factory and a media darling. She is on top of the world when she falls in love with a larger-than-life rock star (Hayden Christensen), the man known as “the voice of a generation.” But when Edie becomes caught between Warhol’s world of sexy surfaces and her new love, she winds up rejected by both – and once again, set adrift in the modern world.
Factory Girl stars Sienna Miller as Edie Sedgwick, Guy Pearce as Andy Warhol and Hayden Christensen. The film is directed by George Hickenlooper. The cast also includes Jimmy Fallon, Mena Suvari, Shawn Hatosy, Illeana Douglas, Edward Hermann, Academy Award® nominee Sally Kirkland, Jack Huston and Tara Summers. The screenplay is by Captain Mauzner from a story by Simon Monjack, Aaron Richard Golub and Mauzner. The film is produced by Holly Weirsma, Aaron Richard Golub, Malcolm Petal, Morris Bart and Kimberly C. Anderson. The executive producers are Simon Monjack, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Bob Yari and Borris Malden.
Trivia and Facts:
• Hayden's character name Billy is muffled when Edie says his name to Andy.
• In the scene where Edie finds out that Billy has gotten married, the newspaper says Tommy Quinn.
• Hayden is credited as the Musician at the end of the film.
• Sienna Miller was cast twice as Edie Sedgwick. She was actually dropped by the producers of this movie, because they felt they needed a "bigger name". Miller was eventually re-cast, after she received a lot of publicity due to her public break-up from fiancée Jude Law.
• This movie is Mary-Kate Olsen's first project without her sister. Her scenes were cut but were added in the unrated version.
• Bob Dylan launched a legal battle to prevent Factory Girl from being released.
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• Audition footage
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• Behind the scenes featurettes
• Deleted scenes
• English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround track
• Video Diaries
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· When Billy meets Edie for the first time-|
“Well Hello! I gotta go to work sweetheart.”
· When Edie and Billy sit in the coffee shop –
“No, No, that's really good!” "huh!"
"So uhhh Sid and I caught a couple of your films last week at the cinemit."
"We just, well, we didn't really understand what they meant?"
"I'm not, I'm not trying to say anything. I sing about what I see."
· When Edie and Billy meet at the art show –
“Hellooooo …(pause) kittycat!”
“Thank you, left my tux in the shop!”
"Tell me, why are all these cats gonna pay a fortune for a soup can?"
"Am I stupid or ? "
"Ahh I don't get it, Am I stupid ?"
"I think you know man, (pauses) has got his priorities out a whack, you know?"
"Whole world's burning up and this cats making (pauses) gods out of garbage."
"Got the whole world on a string don't you? But inside there, well it's empty as your friends soup can."
"I'll see you around....(pauses & winks) Superstar!"
· Outside Edie’s apartment –
(Yelling) "Sedgwick" (pause) “Edie Sedgwick!”
· On the pier with Edie -
"How'd a nice chick like you get mixed up in the whole (pause) acting racket."
"Wanna live in a movie?"
"So, you haven't read the book huh?"
"Books uhh a bit different."
"Books about a working girl and a writer, an artist, you see, the artist steals the girls stories, makes a uh fortune (pauses and shakes head) the girl doesn't get anything."
"Because of what he worships."
"AHHH, don't get us confused sister alrightt? Those bulbs, they get out a message out."
"Nahhh, I'm just a guitar player that's all!"
"Lady, you don't know shit about shit!"
"Open your eyes, you know? Take a look at the world around you ok? It's not all Park Avenue nonsense, you do know that don't you?"
"You think I give a shit about any of this? You think I actually care? It's not real babe!"
(Motorcyle goes into the water and Edie and Billy laugh)
· When he’s holding Edie and she's telling him about her family –
"Big house huh? Big family too?"
" Tell me about your house!"
"Two ranches? Must of been a big family?"
"Lots of brother and sisters?"
"Well, what happened to the other two?"
· When he’s in bed with Edie –
"He use that word? That sounds like your word!"
"What's important (pauses) is the word."
" Why? You wanna make a movie with me I need to know why?"
· When he’s at the Factory doing the screentest -
"(laughing) Eleven dollars? (laughing) nah man, don't sweat it, I think my grandma's got like uhhh eleven of these stacked in her basement, you know? So!"
"So uhhh (pauses) ho, ho, ho you wanna make a movie?"
"You know what man, I uhhhhh, nah I don't wanna sit, I uhhh, can I just stand in front of the chair?"
"No it's not it's yours."
"Come on man, direct me!"
"(Laughing) Yeah, (scratches head) I'm sorry!" (laughs)
"Yeah, I could do it!"
"So this is uh , this is where you work?" Uh this is where you, this is where you paint your um cans of beans or whatever?"
"Big space man!"
"Right in the city, must be uhh, must be real expensive? huh?"
"Or like you uhhh (pauses) must be like uhh really generous huh? I mean taking care of all these people? Hmm!"
"You smoke man or you just in that faggy speed shit? Come on man!"
"(Laughing) nah man (Laughing), nah man ,keep it, that's for you!"
"Got everything you want?"
"Alright, let's split!"
· In the elevator with Edie –
" He’s ,he's your what? He's your friend?"
"(Laughing) baby, your friend is a bloodsucker, you know that?"
"You're his prop, ok? You're disposable to him, man you should fucking hate him! He'll FUCKING KILL YOU!"
"Come on man, let me out, not kidding man, let me out!"
"Edie come on! Come with me! You're so scared baby. You're so scared of losing everything that, it doesn't mean anything!"
(Kisses Edie's forehead)" Take care of yourself babe!"
· In his concert dressing room -
" I don’t know."
" See if she needs anything."
" I'd help her if I could."
...The Weinstein Company