A revealing movie about the tumultuous life of Little Richard Penniman, whose groundbreaking music revolutionized rock and roll. Growing up a social misfit in poverty, Little Richard's passion, talent and flamboyance catapulted him into the limelight of rock music. His career was rocked by his homosexuality, his fundamental beliefs and the pervasive discrimination within the music industry. We go through his chart-topping years when he lived the quintessential Rock and Roll life, indulging in all-night orgies and the spiritual callings that pulled him in and out of the music industry. But as alcohol and drug addition plagued his career in the late 1960s, Little Richard makes the life-saving decision to return to his family. Through their love and strength, and Little Richard's resolve, he moves on in history to become one of the most memorable performers in rock and roll. Written by
The struggle that nearly destroyed him. The miracle that saved him. The music that made him a legend.
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Little Richard suggested Prince for the lead role, but unfortunately the deal was never made. See more
[after a bandmate complains of wearing sissy make-up
Being pretty ain't never bothered me. Ain't that right, Lucille?
'Bout the prettiest boy I've ever seen.
Now, sneaking in the back doors so the white folks don't see us till we're on stage, eating in a parking lot of some restaurant that I wouldn't even pay to eat at the counter at, now *that* bothers me. Being called a sissy?
You look-a here! Them white kids, they're dancing to *our* music! Okay, they may have Pat Boone on their ...