It’s time to take a trip into the glamorously chaotic world of Grace Jones—first stop: the official international trailer for Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami, a new documentary about the pop culture icon.
A key member of Andy Warhol’s New York posse, Jones inspired artists the world over—Jean-Paul Goude, Helmut Newton, and Warhol himself—with her enigmatic persona and her electric on-stage charm, but her private world proves to be a darker, lonelier place. “Listen to me, I’m human, man, I’m human,” she pleads in the trailer.
Jones spent five years working with director Sophie Fiennes to create the sweeping doc, which covers everything from her tumultuous early life—growing up in Jamaica under the care, and abuse, of her grandparents—before finally moving to the United States at 12 years old to live with her mother and father, to the stunning live performances of tracks like “Slave to the Rhythm” and “Williams’ Blood,” as well as interviews with friends and collaborators.
The documentary premieres Thursday, September 7, 2017 at the Toronto International Film Festival. Watch the trailer below.