Film slur gets Bob's goat
Bob Dylan is not happy to be linked to the suicide of Andy Warhol protegee Edie Sedgwick, as depicted in the forthcoming movie Factory Girl, which tells the story of Edie’s life.
It is alleged that Edie had a fling with Dylan in the ’60s, and the film accuses him of rejecting her and sending her into a downward spiral that led to her addiction to heroin and eventual suicide.
However, in the film Dylan is not mentioned by name – instead, the Yari Film Group created a character called Billy Quinn, a folk singer who wears a leather coat, uses a harmonica brace and performs solo.
Factory Girl is tipped to win Oscars, and Dylan is threatening to sue.