THE BOOTLEG FILES: “SUPERSTAR: THE KAREN CARPENTER STORY” Image

Bootleg Files 007: “Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story” (Todd Haynes’ notorious all-doll retelling of the pop star’s life and tragic death).

Last seen: In a special screening at the Provincetown Film Festival.

American home video: None.

Reason for disappearance: Richard Carpenter and the Mattel Corp. do not have a sick sense of self-deprecatory humor.

Chances of seeing it on home video/DVD: Don’t hold your breath.

Bootleg opportunities: As easy to obtain as gonorrhea in a Memphis whorehouse.

Get the rest of the story in part two of THE BOOTLEG FILES: “SUPERSTAR: THE KAREN CARPENTER STORY”>>>

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