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Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story

Genre: 
Animation · 
Music · 

Release Date: April 30, 1988

Status: Released

Running time: 43m

Content Rating: NR

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Overview

The final 17 years of American singer and musician Karen Carpenter, performed almost entirely by modified Barbie dolls. The first film from Todd Haynes (Velvet Goldmine, I'm Not There), Superstar is a hauntingly beautiful biopic that garnered immediate praise among the local film community but quickly received 2 cease-and-desist letters from Mattel, the maker of Barbie, and Karen Carpenter's family. To this day, this movie has not seen further release.

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