We’re never short of documentaries to watch on Netflix, with the streamer becoming the go-to place to watch them, especially on the true crime front.
Although not strictly a true crime documentary, there is an element of crime as it focuses on the infamous murder of artist Andy Warhol in 1968. Warhol survived his injuries, but the event stayed with him and influenced him later in life. .
The limited series, which comes from executive producer Ryan Murphy of American Horror Story fame, features interviews with those who knew Warhol and were around him at the time of the incident.
But when is The Andy Warhol Diaries coming to Netflix? Here’s everything you need to know.
Andy Warhol’s Diaries Release Date
Not too long to wait for Andy Warhol Diaries as it will land on the streamer at Wednesday March 9.
Who was Andy Warhol?
If you’re familiar with Pop Art, you probably won’t need any introduction to Andy Warhol as he was a leading figure in the visual arts movement.
In 1968, Warhol was shot by radical feminist Valerie Solanas in her studio, and the wound nearly killed her.
The incident had quite an impact on Warhol even after he recovered with him saying, “Before I was shot I always thought I was more half there than all there – I always suspected that I was watching TV instead of living my life. People sometimes say that the way things happen in movies is unreal, but in fact, that’s the way things happen in life that’s unreal. Movies make the emotions so strong and real, whereas when things really happen to you, it’s like watching TV – you don’t feel anything. Just when I was shot and ever since, I knew I was watching TV. The channels change, but everything is TV.
The events of the shooting did not take him out of the limelight and he continued his work and exhibitions until his death in 1987. His grave is in the Byzantine Catholic Cemetery of St. John the Baptist.
What is The Andy Warhol Diaries about?
Here’s Netflix’s official synopsis for what to expect when The Andy Warhol Diaries arrives next month.
After being shot in 1968, Andy Warhol begins to document his life and his feelings. These diaries and this series reveal the secrets of his personality.
So get ready to discover from the inside the functioning of a man who has fascinated more than one for some time, at a crucial moment in his life.
Is there a trailer?
Check out Netflix’s two-minute The Andy Warhol trailer below!
Andy Warhol’s Diaries premieres on Netflix on Wednesday, March 9. If you’re looking for more to watch, check out our TV guide. Check out our Documentaries hub for all the latest news.
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