[The first reel is one] of intricate negotiations: interpersonal, sexual, financial... and, most importantly, physical and chromatic. Every aspect of the space she inhabits seems to be in communication with her, seems to be in keeping with her presence. So often do reflections, both mirror images and color doubles, surround her that she is transformed from a woman into a living object, one thing among many things arranged for our inspection, submitted for our approval.
Lupe Vélez seems to serve as the perfect platform for Warhol to stage his desire to capture Edie’s death, even if it was only a fictitious one. In the end, both stars burned out far earlier than they should have, leaving the world with only excavated relics from their past and a mythic status to their names.