“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,” a statement for the family read following the release of Amy.
“There are specific allegations made against family and management that are unfounded and unbalanced.”
However, the Winehouse estate did give Back To Black the green light, which is perhaps not surprising considering Winehouse was once friends with the film’s director.
This means the makers had full licensing and rights to use her music in the biopic – something both previous documentaries also had. They did not, however, have Mitch Winehouse’s support when he saw the way they portrayed him.
As such, fans are convinced the controversial figure in the late singer’s life only approved the movie in an attempt to vindicate himself.
Considering the delicate details surrounding the star’s last few months before her death, fans have argued it would be disrespectful to show her life through a film.
While many are pushing back on the biopic, Back To Black is set to premiere in Australia on April 18, 2024.
This article was published on July 14, 2022 and has since been updated with new information.
Feature Image: Studio Canal.
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