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Beautiful Darling

($24.99 DVD, Corinth Films)

During the 1960s, Andy Warhol’s Factory was the place to be and Candy Darling, born James Slattery, was one of its biggest “superstars.” This brisk, entertaining documentary traces Candy’s transformation from a Long Island suburbanite to an Old Hollywood wannabe who found friends in the likes of Tennessee Williams but died tragically young at 29. Darling scores bonus points for interviews with John Waters and the acerbic Fran Lebowitz, and Chloe Sevigny reading from Candy’s letters and diaries.