A Grace Jones documentary is set for its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival later this week. Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami promises a peek inside Jones’ world which she describes as, “a fascinating lonely place.”
Here’s the just-released trailer:
“Bloodlight” is Jamaican patois referring to the red light that illuminates when an artist is recording and “bami” means bread, the substance of life.
Directed by Sophie Fiennes, the film shows Grace in performance as well as her personal and private life (drama, baby, leave me out). The film features interviews with creative collaborators photog Jean-Paul Goude and musicians Sly and Robbie.
The iconic performer has dazzled audiences worldwide for decades as model, singer, actor but is regarded first and foremost as an often-imitated pop provocateur. She famously wrote in her 2015 autobiography, I’ll Never Write My Memoirs, “Trends come along and people say, ‘Follow that trend.’ There’s a lot of that around at the moment: ‘Be like Sasha Fierce (Beyonce). Be like Miley Cyrus. Be like Rihanna. Be like Lady Gaga. Be like Rita Ora and Sia. Be like Madonna.’ I can not be like them – except to the extent that they are already being like me.”
There’s no one like Grace, as she proved from the very start. Here she is in the still-dazzling video for Slave to the Rhythm.