Timeless diva, queen of disco… Over the years, many nicknames have been attributed to Amanda Lear. Singer, actress and host, she is a real jack-of-all-trades who has managed to leave her mark on the French audiovisual landscape.
This Friday, April 21, Arte is broadcasting a documentary on the sublime diva directed by Patrick Jeudy and named Amanda Lear: “Call me miss”. Here is the synopsis revealed by Allociné:
“Alternatively model, muse, singer or television host, Amanda Lear built her legend by playing with ambiguity and transgression. This portrait rewinds the film of her life in an attempt to lay bare her mystery.”
“How to approach the truth of a being who has so confused the tracks? In this documentary rich in archives and insights (from journalists Éric Dahan and Fabrice Gaignault, from the show dancer Galia Salimo…), Patrick Jeudy (Conversation with Romy Schneider ) traces the course of Amanda Lear’s destiny to deconstruct the characters she has successively created. From the hippie movement to the glitter of the 1980s and 1990s, from painting to theater to music, he composes the fascinating portrait of an icon of pop culture, free and incredibly modern.”, also develops the television channel on its website.
With our colleagues from Télé Star, Amanda Lear reacted strongly when a question was asked about this documentary. “Oh no, I don’t want to talk about it, because they didn’t even bother to contact me!” she exclaimed.
In our slideshow below, discover the queen of disco in a series of shots captured in 1978, in Italy by photographer Angelo Deligio.