Little Richard: I Am Everything
Available on Prime Video, Max
Richard Wayne Penniman known to the world as Little Richard was without a doubt one of the godfathers of rock n’ roll, blazing a flamboyant trail for Elvis, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix to Prince,David Bowie and everyone in-between. Director Lisa Cortés uses a wealth of archival footage to bring to life the Black, Queer origins of rock n’ roll, demolishing the dominant white-washed narrative; interviewees include family, friends, musical collaborators and musicians and artists influenced by his work and image. The result is a multi-layered film, exploring and embracingLittle Richard’s complicated inner world with all the twists and contradictions.
Starring John Waters, Mick Jagger, Tom Jones
Director Lisa Cortes