There are so many iconic musicians! It's always fun to learn about their career path in-depth. Well, Cyndi Lauper fans will be able to watch a documentary on her life soon. Let The Canary Sing is in production.
Cyndi Lauper Documentary Is On The Way
Sony Music Entertainment is taking Cyndi Lauper’s documentary into its own hands. The feature-length film called Let The Canary Sing will cover the whole 30-year-long career Lauper built. Thankfully, the celebrity is taking part in the production as well – fans can be assured about the film’s accuracy. Moreover, it will be directed by award-winning documentarian Alison Ellwood. Recently, she worked on the Emmy-nominated two-part documentary Laurel Canyon. Ellwood also collaborated with Fine Point Films before. Together, they came out with The Go-Go’s that won Best Music Film at the Critics’ Choice Awards. But why is the movie called Let The Canary Sing? In the past, Lauper and Blue Angel had to battle with their former manager Steve Massarsky. The latter sued the band, and then Lauper filed for bankruptcy.
Yet, when the case reached the final stage four years later, the judge shouted: “Let the canary sing!” according to Lauper. So, the phrase remains iconic throughout the years. “Like many people, I assumed when Cyndi Lauper burst onto the music scene in the early ’80s, that she was another young star experiencing a meteoric rise to fame and success thanks to MTV,” said Ellwood. “Her music videos were wild and colorful, her songs like Girls Just Want to Have Fun were infectious. But as it turns out, her story is one of hard knocks, hard work and dogged determination. Cyndi wanted her voice not just to be listened to, but a voice to be heard.”
Tough Way To Walk
The movie won’t focus on positive notes of fame. Rather, it will show how Lauper became a singer, actress, activist, and composer after going through tough times. "It is a privilege to have the opportunity to work together with Cyndi Lauper to produce her definitive documentary, one that matches her iconic and immeasurable impact on both the music industry and society at large," said Tom Mackay, president of the premium content at Sony Music Entertainment. "Together with the incomparable Alison Ellwood and her award-winning artistic direction, the film will be a full portrait of this groundbreaking artist and share her unapologetic world with fans."
And Lauper definitely deserves both the fame and the documentary. During her ongoing career, she reached high levels of professionalism. At one point, she worked on a Broadway musical. Her Kinky Boots show earned Lauper a Tony for Best Original Score in 2013. She’s the first solo woman to receive that. In addition, the singer’s autobiography Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir gave her the title of the New York Times best-selling author. In 2016, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Lauper's songs were featured in a list of various films and series such as Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina, The Flash, This Is Us, The Goldbergs, and so on.
The documentary will be produced by Fine Point Films with Trevor Birney, Eimhear O'Neill, and Andrew Tully serving as producers. Tabs Breese and Lisa Barbaris will be executive producers of the movie.