Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus – Betty Davis (2018)

Director: Mike Judge

Writer(s): Mark Monroe, Mike Judge

Starring: Mike Judge, Vernon Gibbs, Quincy Troupe, Oliver Wang, Nelson George, Fred “Funki” Mills, Carlton “Carlos” Morales, Nickey Neal, Larry Johnson, Winona Williams, Gary Allen, Greg Tate, Betty Davis, Miles Davis

Synopsis: The queen of funk, Betty Davis should have been a superstar. A small-town southern girl, she exploded onto the music scene in the early ’70s after launching a career in New York as a fashion model and playing muse to Miles Davis. Her brief marriage to the jazz legend helped launch her career as a performer. Betty Davis’ uninhibited sexuality, marked by a raunchy stage presence and suggestive lyrics, made her brand of funk unforgettable, but she disappeared from music after being boycotted by religious groups, black political leaders and the NAACP.

Release Date: December 21, 2018 | Length: 27 min | Genre: Animation, Biography, History, Music | Certificate: TV-MA

Note: From Season Two Episode 8 of Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus. IMDB doesn’t have Gary Allen listed in the credits but I think he might be the same Gary Allen who plays the stylist in Black Shampoo.

Part I | Part II

 

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