Betty Davis - Betty: They Say I'm Different (DVD)

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Before Beyoncé, Madonna and Prince - there was Betty Davis

Funk Queen Betty Davis changed the landscape for female artists in America. She 'was the first...' as former husband Miles Davis said. 'Madonna before Madonna, Prince before Prince'. An aspiring songwriter from a small steel town, Betty arrived on the 70's scene to break boundaries for women with her daring personality, iconic fashion and outrageous funk music. She befriended Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone, wrote songs for the Chambers Brothers and the Commodores, and married Miles - startlingly turning him from jazz to funk on the album she named 'Bitches Brew'. She then, despite being banned and boycotted, went on to become the first black woman to perform, write and manage herself. Betty was a feminist pioneer, inspiring and intimidating in a manner like no woman before. Then suddenly - she vanished. Creatively blending documentary and animation this movie traces the path of Betty's life, how she grew from humble upbringings to become a fully self-realized black female pioneer the world failed to understand or appreciate. After years of trying, the elusive Betty, forever the free-spirited Black Power Goddess, finally allowed the filmmakers to creatively tell her story based on their conversations.


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Bonus Materials

  • Director Interview: Phil Cox on the making of Betty - They Say I'm Different
  • Interview Extract with Betty Davis


Cast & Crew

  •       Betty Davis as Herself
  •       Mike Canton as Himself, host of The Soul Show, WYEP-FM
  •       Oliver Wang as Himself, music critic and DJ

Director: Phil Cox

Producer: Giovanna Stopponi

Producer: Laurent Mini

Producer: Damon Smith

Track Listing

    • Part 1
    • Part 2
    • Part 3
    • Part 4
    • Part 5

    Additional Details

    Label: MVD Visual

    Genre: R & B

    Language: English

    Run Time: 54 mins

    Region: 0

    Release Date: 01/17/20

    UPC: 760137303299

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