In the Fall of 2008, 2 years before his death, Factory Girl director, George Hickenlooper uploaded a third (extremely rough) version of the film onto Youtube, The Unseen Director’s Cut Version. This was the third version of the film itself after the rushed Theatrical Version and the ultimately final DVD Version. Hickenlooper felt that the other versions weren’t of his liking, due to problems with The Weinstein Company. Although the film opened to mixed reviews, it created Edie Mania. Most, if not all clips of the film were taken down due to “copyright issues, belonging to the Weinstein Company.” Hickenlooper didn’t upload it again, all clips deleted from youtube are lost from the public. Luckily, 6 out of 15 of those clips have re-surfaced over the time.
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This clip is part of the extremely rough cut that George Hickenlooper uploaded on Youtube. The scenes shown have a slightly different atmosphere than the version seen on the DVD. This clip features the Weezer version of “Heroin” by The Velvet Underground. The song was never used; director George Hickenlooper felt that the song shouldn’t be included in the final cut after VU singer Lou Reed criticized the film, however Lou Reed gave the film permission to use and remake the song.

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i first heard of ingrid superstar after having watched Factory Girl and all i could think was what a brilliant name. the movie really introduced me to the whole warhol and edie sedgwick underground new york 1960s scene and got me obsessed so i read as much as i could about them. i stumbled upon ingrid again and realized there really isn’t much about her. it’s always the same photographs, videos, stories… in december of 1986, she left her apartment to go buy a pack of cigarettes and newspaper, leaving her fur coat in her closet, and never returned. she had completely vanished. her mother posted a message in a newspaper asking her to “come back so we can play ‘morning dew’ without feeling sad.” ingrid superstar is presumed dead, though her body has never been found. her story reminds me of all these strange and mysterious disappearances happening every day. it’s frightening yet fascinating. i can only think of what happens and where do they go?

Andy Warhol’s close friends and factory members Danny Fields, Journalist and Record Executive, Robert Heide, Warhol’s main screenwriter, Billy Name, Photographer, and Bibbe Hansen, Artist, Actress, & Warhol Superstar, discuss the movie about him, Factory Girl, starring Guy Pearce and Sienna Miller. Moderated by Martin Torgoff, author of ‘Can’t Find My Way Home.’ This panel was recorded at The Paley Center for Media in New York on August 6, 2009.

This animated gif depicts a scene (which was only available on YouTube) where Edie (Sienna Miller) is confronted by her drunken grandmother who tells her she will never amount to much, despite her fame as an IT girl.

In this scene, Edie (played by Sienna Miller) is merely darkening the mole, not drawing it on.