Omgomgomg. The trailer for the Amy Winehouse documentary was released yesterday and I just got all misty watching. Amy: The Girl Behind the Name features early footage of the icon talking about how her music career was born and where she believed she was headed. “Singing has always been important to me,” she says, “but I never thought, ‘I’ll end up singing’ or ‘I’ll be a singer.’ I felt like I had nothing new that was coming out at the time that really represented me or the way I felt, so, you know, I just started writing.”
Watch the trailer, below.
“Amy seeks to truly capture not just the great artist that she was, but also the funny and loving person that most people didn’t get a chance to know,” the filmmakers said on Facebook after announcing the film in 2013.
The trailer conveys Winehouse’s ambivalence about fame. “I’m not a girl trying to be a star or trying to be anything other than a musician,” she says.
“I don’t think I’m gonna be at all famous,” Winehouse tells an interviewer early in her career. “I don’t think I could handle it. I would probably go mad. Do you know what I mean? I would go mad.”
In movie theaters July 3rd.