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Paying tribute to the short but in uential life of an
extraordinary person -- the actress Candy Darling,
Beautiful Darling reveals the story of one of Warhol's
most famous muses. Born James Slattery in a Long
Island suburb in 1944, James found himself drawn
to the feminine from an early age. By the mid-sixties
James had become Candy, a gorgeous, blonde actress
and well-known downtown New York gure. Candy's
career took her through the raucous and revolution-
ary O -O -Broadway theatre scene and into Andy
Warhol's legendary Factory.
It's a story of wild, creative times and of audacious
people, but one that has a theme inspiring for anyone,
anywhere: whatever the obstacles, be true to yourself.
e lm uses both current and vintage inter views, ex-
cerpts from Candy's own diaries and letters, as well as
vintage footage of Candy and friends. Outstanding
indie actress and recent Golden Globe winner Chloë
Sevigny voices Candy.
is Aussie produced doco is in competition
for the Foxtel documentary award and tells the
story of 'Tom.'
From an early age Tom didn't match his Chi-
nese mother's expectations of a good daughter. As
a teenager, he started taking male hormones, and
began writing as a way of escaping the trauma of
transition and exploring identity. His wild imag-
inings, such as Godzilla rampaging through the
streets of Melbourne suburbia, resulted in an
award-winning book of stories.
e closing night ick of this year's Sydney Film Fes-
tival, e Kids Are All Right, is acclaimed lmmaker
Lisa Cholodenko's (High Art, Laurel Canyon) take
on life in the modern lesbian family.
Nic and Jules (Annette Bening and Julianne
Moore) are two mothers who share a cosy subur-
ban bungalow with their respective teenage chil-
dren, Joni and Laser (Mia Wasikowska and Josh
Hutcherson). As Joni prepares to leave for college,
her younger brother presses her for a big favour. He
wants Joni, now 18, to help him nd their biologi-
cal father. Against her better judgment, Joni honors
her brother's request and manages to make contact
with "bio-dad" Paul (Mark Ru alo), an easy-going
restauranteur. As Paul comes into the lives of this
straight-shooting family, an unexpected new chap-
ter begins for the group as family ties are de ned,
re-de ned, and then re-re-de ned.
Combining comedic surprise with poignant emo-
tional truth, e Kids Are All Right is infectiously
funny and touching.
The Kids Are All Right
Director: Lisa Cholodenko
Starring: Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo
Director: James Rasin
Starring: Chloë Sevigny
Director: Emma Crimmings
Starring: Polly Staniford, Tony Ayres, Michael McMahon
20th Century Fox
Over the course of the
series, The L Word has touched upon just about
every plot line and drawn inspiration from nearly
every genre - little wonder then that by the time
season six rolled around the writers would be
looking to explore a little murder and mayhem
amongst the tangled love and lust that had become
the series' trademark.
Season six opens in true whodunit style. The
police are called to the California bungalow of
Bette and Tina to investigate a death. The victim
has been found drowned in a pool. The suspects
(or witnesses -- depending on your mindset) are
the L Word regulars... Who's dead? Why, the L
Word's resident character that we all love to hate --
Jenny Schecter. Is her death the result of suicide,
accident or foul play?
We then travel backwards for the next eight
episodes to this fateful night charting the course
of each of the main characters as they cross paths
with the always narcissistic, nihilistic, sociopathic
I have to confess I love Schecter -- what a marvellous
creation -- she devoured the scenery and despite
her outrageous behaviour there was an intelligence
in Mia Kirshner's performance that made even the
most ridiculous of Schecter's choices make sense.
Melodrama and all -- Schecter was perhaps the
nest creation of the L Word team -- so it seems
tting in a way that so much of this nal season
centres upon Jenny's machinations.
Of course with Showtime cutting the season short
to a paltry eight episodes, we'll never know if
creator Ilene Chaiken was able to deliver her nal
version of events -- nonetheless these last eight eps
of the L Word truly pack a punch -- crammed with
melodrama, rammed with issues and lled with the
larger than life antics of the show's antihero.
One final guilty pleasure to enjoy!
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