Grace Jones Is a ‘High Flying Bitch’ in ‘Bloodlight and Bami’ Documentary Trailer
Ladies and Gentlemen, Miss Grace Jones.
The profoundly Iconic — and that's Iconic with a capital I, back when the word still had some actual weight — Jamaican avant garde musical artist, muse, model, nightlife staple and all-around larger-than-life diva is getting her first ever full-length documentary, forty years after the release of her 1977 debut record, Portfolio.
The highly anticipated film, called Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami, was shot over the course of a decade (!) by director Sophie Fiernnes, and "offers a stylish and unconventional look at the Jamaican-born model, singer, and New Wave icon." ("Bloodlight" is Jamaican patois for the red light found in a recording studio, and "Bami" is bread, or "the substance of daily life," as i-D reports.)
"This is the first time people will see me in this way. They will see a very candid portrayal. It is raw. It will be like seeing me almost naked I'm very happy with the film. I didn't feel like it was an invasion. It was a very smooth and comfortable process," Miss Jones told ScreenDaily.
The film is set to open the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September. Ahead of its debut, the organizers released a trailer for the movie, which you can now watch below.
"What is it, in that movie? You have to be a high-flying bitch sometimes," Grace cackles in the brief teaser, (semi-incorrectly) quoting Dolores Clairborne while applying makeup in the backseat of a car. "Sometimes you have to be a high-flying bitch."
The rest of the trailer provides a briefly hypnotic glimpse of Grace continuing to put on her own self-proclaimed tribal-style makeup in the mirror ("need more rouge!"), all set to the sound of "Pull Up to the Bumper." Already, this looks fabulous.
Bloodlight and Bami is due to premiere during a live one-night-only special screening event, called Grace Jones and Friends Live, on October 25 in cinemas across the UK, which will include a Q&A with the Nightclubbing legend herself.
Last year, Grace Jones released her first memoir — fittingly titled I'll Never Write My Memoirs, a line from her song, "Art Groupie."
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