Factory Girl

Theatrical Release: February 16, 2007
DVD Release: July 17, 2007
Factory Girl


‘Factory Girl’ is set in 1965, the year Edie Sedgwick (Sienna Miller) met Andy Warhol (Guy Pearce) and became known as his muse. The film chronicles her time as New York’s it girl to her falling out with Warhol to her untimely death from a barbiturate overdose in 1971 at the age of 28.

Dove Review

This Edie Sedgwick biopic tries to portray drug use in a negative light; however, this does not come until towards the end of the film, when Edie is in the grips of heroin addiction. Throughout the rest of the film, people smoke cigarettes constantly and there is also a good deal of drinking and drug use. In these earlier scenes, the drug use is shot in such a way as to emphasize how carefree the characters are, and how much fun they are having. Also, the film references a daughter’s sexual abuse by her father, and has quite a few sexually explicit scenes containing partial nudity. “Factory Girl” is not approved by Dove.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Man and woman have intercourse in two or three different scenes; woman talks about being sexually abused by her father; audio tape of man and woman having intercourse; man in bondage mask drips hot wax on man; woman sexually assaulted; man and woman kiss.
Language: F-15; S-5; A-1; H-2; Slang for male genitalia-7
Violence: None.
Drugs: Cigarette smoking constantly throughout film; people drink frequently; man takes pills; people inject speed; people inject heroin; people smoke marijuana; woman smokes a pipe; woman takes LSD.
Nudity: Several scenes showing women’s breasts; many scenes of woman in bra and underwear; nude woman’s back (twice); nude person’s rear end during intercourse
Other: Woman shoplifts.


Company: MGM/UA
Writer: Aaron Richard Golub and Captain Mauzner
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 90 min.
Reviewer: Samantha Kubik