See the Heartbreaking New Trailer for Amy, the Amy Winehouse Documentary (VIDEO)
"The thing is, I don't think I'm gonna be at all famous," the late singer says in the first official trailer for the Amy documentary
Amy Winehouse‘s voice is still unmistakable, almost four years after her untimely death.
In the first official trailer for the documentary Amy, the late British singer’s smoky jazz vocals are interwoven with home movies and red carpet appearances.
Amy, directed by Asif Kapadia, tells the story of the Grammy winner through exclusive interviews, previously unseen footage and unheard tracks.
Winehouse died from alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011 at the age of 27. The talented star burst onto the scene in 2006 with her second and final studio album, Back to Black, which eventually earned her five Grammys.
“The thing is, I don’t think I’m gonna be at all famous,” the “Rehab” singer says in the trailer, which was released on Wednesday.
The film documents not only her rise to fame, but also her unraveling through substance abuse and unhealthy relationships.
Winehouse’s family has been staunchly opposed to the documentary, calling it “unbalanced” and “misleading.”
In a statement issued by a spokesperson in April, the family said they wish to “disassociate themselves from the forthcoming film,” despite initially supporting the project.
“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. Counter views expressed to the filmmakers did not make the final cut,” the statement added.
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Traviss called the film “a fictionalized biopic centered around a distorted depiction of Amy’s life” in an essay written for The Telegraph. “It upsets me that this film may now shape how people remember her,” he wrote. “The film just hasn’t captured her true character. There were many layers to her, which is what made her such an attractive person.”