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3.6
10 Ratings

Lupe

Directed by Andy Warhol
United States, 1965
Avant-Garde, Biography, Drama

Synopsis

Edie engages in her daily activities: listening to music, dancing, playing with a kitten, taking pills, eating supper, waking up in the morning, putting on her makeup, getting a haircut, and so on. At the end of each reel is a shot of Edie slouched on a bathroom floor with her head in the toilet.

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Lupe Directed by Andy Warhol

Critics reviews

Lupe Vélez seems to serve as the perfect platform for Warhol to stage his desire to capture Edie’s death, even if it was only a fictitious one. In the end, both stars burned out far earlier than they should have, leaving the world with only excavated relics from their past and a mythic status to their names.
July 17, 2015
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[The first reel is one] of intricate negotiations: interpersonal, sexual, financial… and, most importantly, physical and chromatic. Every aspect of the space she inhabits seems to be in communication with her, seems to be in keeping with her presence. So often do reflections, both mirror images and color doubles, surround her that she is transformed from a woman into a living object, one thing among many things arranged for our inspection, submitted for our approval.
July 12, 2013
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