Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story | Chicago Reader

Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story

Todd Haynes's 1985 short with Barbie dolls created something of a cult for its black-comedy treatment of anorexia nervosa, the 70s, and popular interest in the Carpenters. The film is certainly memorable, although for best ironic use of the Carpenters' hit “(They Long to Be) Close to You,” Elaine May's The Heartbreak Kid comes a close second. 43 min.

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