Pass The Popcorn: Donate To 'Nasty Gal,' A Documentary Treatment Of Funk Goddess Betty Davis' Legacy
Betty Davis is a got damn modern musical marvel. She married Miles Davis and introduced him to the plugged-in, tuned-out psychedelia of the late ’60s, setting the tone and the tune for his innovations for years to come. She’s released three cherished records funk records from 1973-75 and one in the new century that was recorded shortly after her original spout. Davis was a stylistic icon with unmatched bravado, bringing swagger to the funk aesthetic like few before or after her brief, but potent stint as funk goddess. But even with notches on her black leather belt, there is so little known about Davis, and what drove her out of the industry in the mid-70s. Fortunately for the world of funkdom, directors Phil Cox and Damon Smith have taken on the task of bringing her legacy to the big screen in the form of their new documentary, Nasty Gal: The Many Lives of Funk Queen Betty Davis. But they won’t be able to do it without your help. Cox and Smith have launched a crowdfunding campaign to bring this first-of-its-kind treatment of Davis’ life to the fold, tapping unseen concert footage and the likes of Herbie Hancock and Carlos Santana to testify to her indomitable greatness. Watch the film’s teaser below and then hit the link to do your part in bringing Betty Davis’ tale to life.