Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (Short 1987)

Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story

1987 · Not Rated · 43min · Color · English

Karen Carpenter's battle with anorexia nervosa and the cultural influence of the Carpenters in the 70s.

IMDb rating - 7.8/10 from 2.9K users

Genres - Short · Biography · Drama · Music

Director - Todd Haynes

Writer - Cynthia Schneider · Todd Haynes

Stars - Merrill Gruver(voice) · Michael Edwards(voice) · Melissa Brown(voice)

Story line - Karen and Richard Carpenter are young musicians living with their parents in Downey, California. Richard shows great promise as a songwriter and Karen, who plays drums, begins to sing vocals, thrusting the duo into stardom. They become wildly successful, Karen's striking voice and Richard's soft melodies capturing the essence of the nation's yearning for calm after the turbulent Sixties. But Karen strives for perfection and becomes increasingly fearful of her weight, despite being a slender woman. Eventually she is diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, a mental disease relating to stress, lack of control, and low self-esteem. A fight for Karen's life ensues. —Jim Beaver <>

Release date - July 15, 1987 (United States)

Countries of origin - United States

Also known as - Суперзвезда: История Карен Карпентер

Production company - Iced Tea Productions

Tag: Biography Drama Music Short TopShort

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