Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story Trailer

Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story Trailer (1988)

30 April 1988 Drama, Factual, Music 43 mins

Superstar is a documentary style short film about the life and death of pop star Karen Carpenter and her problem with anorexia and bulimia. Directed by Todd Haynes the filmed almost entirely with Barbie dolls to a soundtrack of the times. Generally sympathetic to Karen the film was however banned after Haynes lost in court to Karen’s brother and musical partner Richard Carpenter.

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Merrill Gruver

as Karen (voice)

Michael Edwards

as Richard (voice)

Melissa Brown

as Mother (voice)

Rob LaBelle

as Dad / Mr. A&M (voice)

Cynthia Schneider

as Dionne Warwick (voice)

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United States 30 April 1988

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