Since the trailer for the Amy Winehouse documentary Amy premiered a few weeks ago, dedicated fans of the late songstress have been flying as high as her famous beehive hairdo at the prospect of gaining an up close and personal glimpse at her life story, but reportedly, not everyone shares in their excitement about the upcoming project.
According to Daily Mail, Amy's family is far from impressed with the documentary, namely her father Mitch, who is said to be extremely upset over the way the film depicts his daughter and himself (he went so far as to call the filmmakers a "disgrace"), as well as the sources who contributed to recounting her story. A statement a family representative released to Mail Online clearly describes the Winehouses' dissatisfaction with the film:
"They feel that the film is a missed opportunity to celebrate her life and talent and that it is both misleading and contains some basic untruths." The statement continues, "There are specific allegations made against family and management that are unfounded and unbalanced. The narrative is formed by the testimony of a narrow sample of Amy's associates, many of whom had nothing to do with her in the last years of her life."
The family's alleged disapproval is unfortunate, especially considering all of the recent drama surrounding celebrity biopics and documentaries, particularly in the case of the Lifetime biopics on R&B singer Aaliyah and actress Brittany Murphy, among others. Whatever the outcome of the film, hopefully the Winehouse family realizes that for those who still appreciate Amy's soul-stirring, uniquely bluesy sound four years after her untimely passing, her lasting musical legacy remains firmly intact.
Take a look at the full trailer for Amy below: