Upcoming Cyndi Lauper documentary sets anticipation high

May 04, 2022
The film will be produced by Fine Point Films. An official release date has not yet been announced. Source: Getty

A new documentary is in the making on Cyndi Lauper’s incredibly successful career and rise to fame.

The upcoming documentary, titled Let the Canary Sing from Sony Music Entertainment, will follow the early stages of Lauper’s career to her shining success and reputation as one of the world’s most iconic musicians. As described by The New York Post, “the feature-length film will specifically follow the 68-year-old singer’s rise to fame from growing up in New York City’s working-class Queens to the release and success of her debut album “She’s So Unusual” in 1983″. 

In a press release issued on May 3, 2022, award-winning filmmaker and director of the new feature, Alison Ellwood, describes Lauper’s story as one of “hard knocks, hard work and determination”.

“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,” Ellwood said.

“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.”

Ellwood went on to make a reference to Lauper’s 1986 hit song, True Colours, as she revealed the motivation for the feature.

“The documentary will be a full portrait of Cyndi Lauper – her true colors shining through,” Ellwood revealed.

Lauper is famous for her hit songs Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Time After Time, I Drove All Night, When You Were Mine, and a number of other iconic songs, having sold over 50 million records worldwide throughout the course of her long-running career.

“The New York native holds titles as singer-songwriter, actress, activist and best-selling musical composer. She has sold more than 50 million records worldwide, according to reps, and is just an Oscar away from being an EGOT-winner,” described The New York Times.

Throughout her famed career, Lauper has been nominated for a number of esteemed awards, securing herself the Best New Artist Grammy award in 1985 and the grammy award for Best New Theatre Album in 2014 for her performance in Broadway musical Kinky Boots, for which she also won a Tony Award for Best Original Score. In 1995, Lauper won an Emmy Award for Oustanding Guest Actress in a Comedy series for her role in the American television sitcom Mad About You: Money Changes Everything. Her 1984 hit song, Girls Just Want to Have Fun scored Lauper an MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video. said

Tom Mackay, President, Premium Content, Sony Music Entertainment, revealed his honour upon being able to work with Lauper on the upcoming feature.

“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,” Mackay said.

“Together with the incomparable Alison Ellwood and her award-wining artistic direction, the film will be a full portrait of this groundbreaking artist and share her unapologetic world with fans.”

The film will be produced by Fine Point Films. An official release date has not yet been announced.

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