LGBT icon Candy Darling will be getting a biopic about her pioneering work with Andy Warhol. Transparent‘s Stephanie Kornick and Zackary Drucker will work on the film alongside Christian D. Bruun, Katrina Wolfe, and Louis Spiegler.
According to Deadline: “[Darling was] a staple in Warhol’s Factory scene, Darling was known for her clever wit and good looks and she reached cult status when she starred in Warhol’s Women In Revolt and was later immortalized in popular songs including Lou Reed’s ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ and The Velvet Underground’s ‘Candy Says’. Darling died of leukemia in 1974 at the age 29.”
“Candy has inspired generations of filmmakers, playwrights, songwriters, and artists, but the details of her life are known to so few,” says Bruun. She first became attracted to Darling’s story after becoming friends with Jeremiah Newton who looked after her estate including personal letters, photos, journals, and other personal effects.
You can also learn more about Candy’s life in the documentary below…