First trailer for animated musical documentary “Mary J Blige’s My Life”
by Alex Billington
June 1, 2021
“She accepted people saying, ‘It’s okay to be me.'” Amazon has unveiled the first official trailer for a musical documentary film titled My Life by Mary J Blige, making its streaming debut on Prime Video later this month. As its title suggests, this documentary is a look at the life and work of Grammy-winning artist Mary J. Blige. The Queen of Hip Hop and R&B is here to speak her truth. “Through all the ups and downs, my one constant has been my fans, and I wanted to make this documentary for them,” Blige told People magazine. “To give them more insight into who I was and who I am now, where I came from and where I still want to go and break down an album that completely changed everything for me.” She also explains:My life is the album that really connected me to my fans who have since followed what turned out to be a mad dash… Going back and reliving that time and that music felt like an out of body experience, but I’m so humbled by.” This doc looks at yet another powerful and deeply honest life story from another talented singer.
Here is the official trailer (+ poster) of Vanessa Roth’s doc My Life by Mary J Blige, from YouTube:
Mary J. Blige set the music world on fire with his pioneering 1994 LP “My life– earning a Grammy nomination. In Vanessa Roth’s documentary Mary J. Blige’s My Life, the singer, producer and actress reveals the demons and blessings that inspired the record and propelled her to international stardom. She celebrates the 25th anniversary of her most influential work by performing the album live for the first time. My Life by Mary J Blige is directed by an award-winning non-fiction filmmaker vanessa roth, documentary filmmaker Close to the house, To get old, Third Monday in October, Not tomorrow, American teacher, and The Texas Promise previously. It is produced by Sean “Diddy” Combs, Mary J. Blige, Mark Ford, Tara Long and Kevin Lopez. It hasn’t been shown at any festival or anywhere else as far as we know. Amazon will debut My Life by Mary J Blige streaming on Prime Video from June 25. Who is interested ?