Little Richard: I Am Everything
Director: Lisa Cortés Run Time: 98 min. Release Year: 2023
Starring: Billy Porter, John Waters, Little Richard, Mick Jagger, Tom Jones
The story of the Black queer origins of rock n’ roll. It explodes the whitewashed canon of American pop music to reveal the innovator – the originator – Richard Penniman. Through a wealth of archive and performance that brings us into Richard’s complicated inner world, the film unspools the icon’s life story with all its switchbacks and contradictions.