Superstar on YouTube !!!

There was an interesting article in Salon today on lost movies.  This made me think of the lost movie that I missed the most.  But on a hunch, I checked YouTube, and there it was!

Director Todd Haynes originally broke through with the short movie Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story where the Carpenter saga was told using Barbie dolls.  Of course he didn’t clear music rights (or anything else), so the movie was yanked from distribution and jealously traded among certain cinephiles (who never got around to inviting me over to see it, somehow). 

But now, here it is!!!!  Who knew Barbie had such depth — especially after being scraped down!

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