When Amy Winehouse died, her dad Mitch told everyone that she definitely didn’t die from an overdose because she wasn’t doing any drugs. He also told everyone that Amy wasn’t drinking so her death couldn’t have been caused by booze.
He told everyone to wait and see what the autopsy turned up. Well the autopsy turned up and guess what? Amy drank herself to death.
That was 4 years ago.
Now Universal have made a film about Amy. The film, AMY is directed by Asif Kapadia and documents Amy Winehouse’s life from her childhood to her death from alcohol poisoning in 2011. The film is made in a similar style to Senna, Kapadia’s 2010 film about the Formula One racing driver.
At first Amy Winehouse’s family backed the film but you’ll never guess what we’re hearing now?
That’s right, they’re not backing the film.
Amy’s Dad, Mitch Winehouse has been giving interviews and saying that the film is a completely inappropriate way to depict someone who drank themselves to death 4 years ago.
The first trailer for the film debuted this month and showed the singer talking about her career and fame. Here’s some of the things Amy Winehouse’s family have been saying about the film:
“We’d like to disassociate ourselves from the forthcoming film.”
“It is both misleading and contains some basic untruths,”
“The narrative is formed by the testimony of a narrow sample of Amy’s associates, many of whom had nothing to do with her in the last years of her life.”
“Our counter views expressed to the filmmakers did not make the final cut.”
“I felt sick when I watched it for the first time.”
“Amy would be furious. This is not what she would have wanted.”
Mitch can give himself the saddest pat on the back ever, because he’s probably right. From what I’ve seen this film is pretty much the same awkward as watching my other half doing a dance on the pavement when an old Bob Marley song is played by a busker. Totally like that.
But wait. Where is Blake Fielder? Is he STILL in prison? Perhaps they could shackle his ankles and let him out for the premiere. It wouldn’t be right if AMY premiered in London without Blake throwing himself on the red carpet while screaming, “Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamy.”
“Amy” is set to make its debut at the Cannes Film Festival in May.
(Thanks To Glenn John)