Monday, January 23, 2006

Lou Reed on the Edie Sedgwick Pic

From the New York Daily News:

Sienna Miller, Hayden Christensen and Guy Pearce just started filming " Factory Girl," in which Miller plays Andy Warhol's drug-addled muse Edie Sedgwick. But Lou Reed has already formed his opinion of director George Hickenlooper and his cast. "They're all a bunch of whores," the rock god tells us.

Reed knew Sedgwick, and his band, The Velvet Underground, provided the jagged soundtrack to her 1960s scene. In "Factory Girl," The Velvets are played by the highly regarded indie rockers Weezer. Hickenlooper says that guitarist Brian Bell, as Reed, does a terrific cover of "Heroin."

But Reed is far from flattered.

"I read that script," Reed said the other night at a party for his new photo shows at the Herm├Ęs boutique and the Steven Kasher Gallery. "It's one of the most disgusting, foul things I've seen — by any illiterate retard — in a long time. There's no limit to how low some people will go to write something to make money."

Reed was asked at one point to get involved with the project. "I wouldn't be part of that," said the rocker. "Just like I wouldn't be part of 'I Shot Andy Warhol,' " Mary Harron's 1996 film about Valerie Solanas' assassination attempt on the artist. "They tried to turn Valerie Solanas into a heroine. They're all a bunch of whores."
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I'll still probably see it, because I like whores. Not that kind, dirty.

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