Get ready for some tears. A first trailer for ‘Amy,’ the documentary about ill-fated singer Amy Winehouse, has just been released and it is, unsurprisingly, heartbreaking.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been four years since the world tragically lost Amy Winehouse, the golden throated singer with more than a few demons. With her death– which was reportedly due to alcohol poisoning— still regarded as a tragedy, the Back to Black singer’s enigmatic life will be explored in the new documentary, Amy. A release date has yet to be specified, but the film will probably hit theaters this summer. Watch the trailer now!
Amy Winehouse Documentary
No matter how much time goes by, the death of Amy Winehouse will never be any less tragic.
Amy, the upcoming documentary about her life, certainly proves that. In this first trailer, we get to hear straight from Amy–before her life began to take a heartbreaking, downward spiral— about what singing meant to her and how she felt about fame.
“Singing has always been important to me,” we hear Amy say as images of herself from her adolescent years are flashed before us. “But I never thought I would be a singer.”
The documentary will depict Amy’s early years, as well as the start of her musical career and her eventual rise to superstardom. Of course, we all know now, that Amy’s career would be cut short and her legacy would forever be associated with the hardships she faced.
“I don’t think I’m going to be at all famous,” she says in the film. “I don’t think I could handle it– I would probably go mad,” she adds in an eerily accurate hypothesis.
The Troubled Life Of Amy Winehouse
The documentary will be directed by Asif Kapadia and produced by James Gay-Rees and, in a statement, the two shared the meaning behind the project.
“Amy was a once-in-a-generation talent who captured everyone’s attention; she wrote and sung from the heart and everyone fell under her spell,” the statement said. “But tragically Amy seemed to fall apart under the relentless media attention, her troubled relationships, her global success and her precarious lifestyle. As a society we celebrated her huge success but then we were quick to judge her failings when it suited us.”
What do you think of the Amy trailer?
— Casey Mink