"Seeing Betty Davis for the first time on stage is like seeing your first X-rated movie when you were expecting Walt Disney." (From the film)
Where is Betty Davis?
"Madonna before Madonna, Prince before Prince," Miles Davis said of his wife, Betty Davis, a groundbreaking figure in music history. Beginning her career as a songwriter in the early 1960s, it did not take long for her to jump onto the stage herself and smash the boundaries set for black female artists. An outrageous funk figure and fashion icon, Davis was a close friend of Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone and a muse for Miles Davis, introducing the men to one another and turning the latter onto funk. Then, one day she went missing, and her disappearance has remained a mystery for years – until director Phil Cox revisits and rediscovers her (and her alter egos) in his documentary, Betty: They Say I'm Different.
Director and producer Phil Cox created Native Voice Films in 1998. For the last 15 years, he has worked both as a director and producer of awardwinning television and indie features. Betty: They Say I'm Different (2017) is his latest feature-length documentary.
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