JIMI HENDRIX: Longtime Girlfriend Calls New Bio-Pic “Completely Made Up”
Jimi Hendrix’s one-time girlfriend calls a new bio-pic about him “completely made up.” Kathy Etchingham said she was never consulted about Jimi: All Is by My Side, which will be screened Thursday at the Sydney Film Festival in Australia.
She has not seen the film, but London’s Telegraph says she has plenty of complaints based on reports from friends who saw it in Toronto. Her biggest bone of contention is a scene in which the guitarist attacks her. Calling the film “wildly inaccurate,” Etchingham says she is considering a lawsuit to block the film’s release in Australia. But first she will see it for herself in Sydney.
Jimi: All Is by My Side, which stars OutKast singer-actor Andre Benjamin, was made without the cooperation of the Hendrix estate.