Posted September 11, 2013 by Unique in Media

Jimi Hendrix Ex-Girlfriend Kathy Etchingham Criticizes The Late Rockers Biopic Starting Andre 3000

Kathy Etchingham, former girlfriend of Rock icon Jimi Hendrix, has a lot to say about the casting of herself and late lover Jimi in his new biopic, All By Side. With the premiere of the film coming up this weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival, The Wind Cries Mary muse recently voiced her issues with the casting, wardrobe choices and other inaccuracies in the movie from her perspective to the Sunday Express:

Andre and Hayley Atwell are much older than Jimi and I were and it shows… I wrote them an email when I first heard about it saying if you want any help don’t hesitate to contact me. They didn’t reply… It’s got Austin Powers written all over it. I would not be seen dead in anything like that… A lot of people will go and see it who have never read any of the biographies and they will think it’s gospel truth,” said Etchingham. ”I don’t want it to fundamentally change history.

The biopic All Is By My Side, starting Andre 3000,covers the early days of Hendrix’s career. The film was written and directed by John Ridley and also stars Imogen Poots, Hayley Atwell and Burn Gorman