‘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.
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.