Queen of funk Betty Davis' life story will hit the screen through an upcoming film, Nasty Gal: The Many Lives of Funk Queen Betty Davis.
According to the film's crowd funding page:
"NASTY GAL is an original feature-length film that revisits and rediscovers the real Betty Davis, a cult figure in popular music whose little-known, incredibly rich life journey touches on issues of gender, race, fame, spirituality, and the role of liberated women in American society. Although substantially based on vital present-day testimonies from Betty's closest confidantes, we will tell this story using never-before-seen archive, interviews, and fact-based, cinematic reconstructions performed by a high-profile actress/music personality and scripted with Betty’s own words. Within the film there will be moments of a large-scale, professionally produced Betty Davis tribute concert in her hometown of Pittsburgh, performed by members of her ’70s bands, legendary contemporary artists, and many of the interviewees in the film. This benefit concert, whose proceeds will go to help Betty herself, we hope will be the first time that Betty shows herself to the public again."
Although the directors have exclusive life rights signed by Davis, filmmakers Phil Cox and Damon Smith are still seeking major funding through indiegogo.
Check out the film trailer below and support the filmmakers here.