Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story DVD
Brilliance and barbie dolls
I found out about this movie in the 50 greatest cult films issue of Entertainment Weekly. It sounded like a funny, semi-serious biography of Karen Carpenter, whose music I do happen to enjoy. When I finally watched it, I realized that the movie was a very serious and in depth look at anorexia. It's haunting, brilliant, moving, and touching. I had never seen the life of an anorexic person played out so well as by that barbie doll. It's a shame that this film has not been widely distributed, because it's a darn fine movie that is very education.
Ken- and Barbie-style dolls play all of the parts. Karen Carpenter's battle with anorexia nervosa and the cultural influence of the Carpenters in the 70s.