Grace Jones (1948) is still stunningly beautiful, androgynous and volatile. But she’s also a toiling, hard-working musician and a warm, family-oriented person. This documentary covers every facet of the iconic performer’s life. Sophie Fiennes followed and filmed the originally Jamaican artist for a number of years. We see Jones completely in her element, ruling the stage in super-tight bodysuits, performing songs like Slave to the Rhythm en Pull Up to the Bumper as well as her latest, very personal material.
Fiennes’ camera observes her on her travels to Jamaica to reminisce with relations about her country of origin, moving to the United States and their complex family life there. Interlarded with this, shots of Jones on her way to and behind the scenes at TV shows and photo shoots. The long scenes with minimal editing and seemingly no intervention reveal a pop icon at the height of her game.