Call to boycott the film about Amy Winehouse

Fans were shocked by photos from the shooting.

Jan 25, 2023 - 17:14
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Call to boycott the film about Amy Winehouse

The most criticism is directed at the fictitious sequence depicting the late singer's husband's arrest.

The documentary "Back to Black," chronicling the life of singer Amy Winehouse, began filming two weeks ago.

The first photographs from the shoot were also released, revealing actress Marisa Abel's striking likeness to the late singer.

Meanwhile, additional photographs have appeared, and fans are outraged, demanding a boycott of the film, which is set to be released in 2024, on social media.

The majority of the criticism derives from the fictitious sequence depicting the late singer's husband, Blake Fielder Sivil's, arrest. The photographs that have been released show Amy being detained by police while her husband is being arrested.

Blake was accused of beating a bartender and then attempting to bribe someone to cover it up in 2007, although according to accounts, the arrest occurred in the couple's London residence, rather than in front of a swarm of paparazzi and onlookers.

Some fans were irritated by the film's stills.

- This is absolutely disgusting - read one of the comments.

- Can we all agree to completely ignore this movie when it comes out?- read another comment.

The Guardian critic also commented on the filming of this film.

- Is it possible to make a biographical film about an exploited young music star that is not exploitative in itself? - asks the Guardian journalist.

And then he adds: