BBC Backs Grace Jones Documentary



BBC Films has announced that it will back a documentary featuring Grace Jones. Grace Jones — The Musical of My Life will be part of the British Broadcasting Co.’s 25th anniversary project lineup. Sophie Fiennes will direct the film, which has been in the works for seven years.

The film marks the first-ever documentary on Jones. Jones, who has a career that spans more than four decades, became a new wave sensation in the 1980s with hit singles such as “Private Life,” “Slave to the Rhythm” and “Pull Up to the Bumper.” The former model’s level of influence goes well beyond music, having inspired trends in the fashion and entertainment industry that are still relevant today.

Long overdue.