Jimi Hendrix's Ex-Girlfriend Slams New Biopic
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 09.10.2013
She says it's not accurate at all...
Jimi Hendrix's former girlfriend has slammed the upcoming biopic of Hendrix starring Andre 3000. Kathy Etchingham spoke with the Sunday Express about All Is By My Side, in which Hayley Atwell plays her, and expressed her disdain for it.
Etchingham told the paper, "I wrote them an email when I first heard about it [the film] saying, 'If you want any help don't hesitate to contact me'. They didn't reply...[The film's costumes have] Austin Powers written all over [them]; I would not be seen dead in anything like that... Andre and Hayley are much older than Jimi and I were, and it shows... A lot of people will go and see it who have never read any of the biographies and they will think it's the gospel truth. I don't want it [the film] to fundamentally change history."
The film has already garnered a lot of attention, particularly due the the fact that it contains none of Hendrix's own recorded music after his estate denied permission. The film will have Andre perform songs by The Beatles and Muddy Waters, which Hendrix covered in the '60s.