A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
The price of fame and fortune for Edie was tragic. The frightening experiences she had as a child with her family, mostly her father, always haunted her and influenced her decisions. The movie deals with incest, drug use, exploitive behavior, and more.
Positive Role Models
Edie's tragic life is depicted with brutal, disturbing honesty. Nothing redeeming here.
Violence & Scariness
Discussion of Edie's brother hanging himself; visuals of needles poking into bruised, painful skin; a man is told to be rough with Edie sexually while filming.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Violence & Scariness in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Front and rear nudity; men and women are seen having sex passionately and casually; scenes of soft porn with woman and man in bed in underwear; discussion of when Edie first "made it" incest; implications of junkies having sex with Edie; images of her as a child watching her father have sex with neighbor; woman records sounds of sex and plays them for Warhol.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Sex, Romance & Nudity in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Frequent uses of "s--t," "f--k," "ass," "c--k," and more.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Language in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Products & Purchases
Pop culture references from the '60s used to establish place and time -- songs, art, etc.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Constant drinking, smoking (cigarettes and pot), injecting heroin, and popping pills. Edie says that her father pumped her with pills, which enabled them to admit her to the mental hospital.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Drinking, Drugs & Smoking in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this tragic biopic about Edie Sedgwick isn't for kids. Pieced together through scenes of the often-bizarre underground world of Andy Warhol's mid-'60s Factory, it includes graphic images of sex, drinking, drugs, causal nudity, and soft porn. Edie shares memories of incest with her father (starting when she was 8), her brother's suicide, her first time having sex (while at a mental hospital), her parents giving her drugs from a young age, and more. Fashion-crazy teens may be drawn by star Sienna Miller's uncanny resemblance to Sedgwick -- whose iconic fashion sense has given her cult status today. But the movie's language, the characters' decadent debauchery, and, frankly, the extremely depressing story line about a privileged young woman's doomed life make it too much even for teens. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Any parent who knows anything about the life of Edie Sedgwick will know that FACTORY GIRL isn't a film for kids -- or even teens. Filmed partially in black and white, Factory Girl jumps chaotically from scene to scene, sometimes just showing snippets, as Sedgwick spins out of control. Viewers who don't know how her story ends may feel hopeful viewing Sedgwick narrate her '60s experiences during a rehab therapy session -- she looks softer without her characteristic black eyeliner, tights, and mini skirt. But as with much of Sedgwick's life, looks can be deceiving.
The film is hard enough to watch for adults who are already familiar with this era and these figures -- teens may think they're getting a movie about a fashion, art and glamour, but they'll emerge feeling disturbed, fooled, and upset.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.