“Sometimes you have to be a high-flying bitch,” says icon Grace Jones, as she paraphrases Dolores Claiborne, at the beginning of the trailer for her documentary, Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami.
And Jones is a “high-flying bitch” because she had the audacity to make the world stand up and pay attention to her at a time when dark skin, androgyny, and oddness weren’t routinely celebrated.
As if to drive home this point, the trailer for the Sophie Fiennes-directed film focuses on the self-made pioneer making herself into a being who is hard to ignore. She’s going tribal, she says.
Fiennes shot Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami over the course of a decade, and it’s expected to present an unconventional yet stylish image of the Jamaican model, singer, and entertainer.
In case you’re wondering: “Bloodlight” in Jamaican patois is the red light found in a recording studio, while “bami” is a type of bread, or “the substance of daily life,” according to a press release.
The documentary will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September, and will be released in the U.K. on Oct. 25th. A U.S. release date hasn’t been announced yet.
Watch the trailer for the highly anticipated film em>Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami below.