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Teddy Pendergrass – If You Don’t Know Me documentary on Showtime Feb 8

“Teddy Pendergrass – If You Don’t Know Me,” the upcoming feature documentary that tells the tumultuous life story of the R&B and soul legend, will go out on Showtime in the U.S. and Sky Arts and the BBC in the U.K., where Moviehouse will also handle a theatrical release.

Producer and director Olivia Lichtenstein made the film through U.K.-based factual TV and film banner Storyvault Films. It came about after she watched watching “Supermensch,” Mike Myers’ movie about Hollywood power player Shep Gordon, who was also Pendergrass’ manager. “I called Shep and said, ‘People don’t remember Teddy the way they ought to, and I have to make this film,’ and Shep said, ‘Let’s do it,’” Lichtenstein recalled.

https://www.sho.com/title...5_sH5K6xh4

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Reply #1 posted 01/03/19 7:30pm

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https://youtu.be/DfXDJ5UA98M

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Reply #2 posted 01/04/19 7:49pm

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I remember years ago,there was talk about a Teddy Pendergrass biopic and Tyrese was mentioned as the one who would play Teddy.I don’t think that would have worked out smile
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Reply #3 posted 01/05/19 7:08am

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SO glad that didn't happen. Looking foward to seeing this docu.

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Reply #4 posted 01/07/19 7:39pm

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Thanks thumbs up!

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Reply #5 posted 02/06/19 4:12am

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Reply #6 posted 02/08/19 7:40pm

mrwiggles

Peeping it now and it’s really really good one of the best music docs I’ve seen in a long time.
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Reply #7 posted 02/09/19 2:27pm

SPYZFAN1

I really enjoyed the docu. I always agreed with what Teddy's manager (Shep Gordon) said on what he thought caused the car accident.

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Reply #8 posted 02/09/19 2:31pm

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I'm an hour in the doc as I type this, and I must say I'm so impressed and amazed and all the quality work put into this project, by the RIGHT people. the clips, the pictorial footage, the label personnel, the agents, musicians, family members, and most importantly, the HONESTY. There was no white-washing regarding the car accident, and who was or wasn't. She had her say, and that was that. The post-accident clips were really heartfelt, and got me misty-eyed.

Well done, and I hope this also serves as a lesson for any future documentary projects on how to do a proper documentary.

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Reply #9 posted 02/09/19 7:42pm

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MotorBootyAffair said:

I'm an hour in the doc as I type this, and I must say I'm so impressed and amazed and all the quality work put into this project, by the RIGHT people. the clips, the pictorial footage, the label personnel, the agents, musicians, family members, and most importantly, the HONESTY. There was no white-washing regarding the car accident, and who was or wasn't. She had her say, and that was that. The post-accident clips were really heartfelt, and got me misty-eyed.



Well done, and I hope this also serves as a lesson for any future documentary projects on how to do a proper documentary.





I agree my eyes welled up. I said if Teddy can keep going after that then what have I got to be depressed about?
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Reply #10 posted 02/10/19 6:14pm

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This was put together in such a great way. This and the Sam Cooke doc should get nominated and win in some way.
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Reply #11 posted 02/11/19 9:38am

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Need to check this one out too. I caught about 5 random minutes of it on the other night and it seemed like it's not too flattering (similiar to the Whitney Houston and RIchard Pryor docs that've aired on Showtime). Either way, I'll probably catch up on it over the upcoming holiday weekend...

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Reply #12 posted 02/12/19 6:30am

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I watched it. I was disappointed how they just glazed over everything that happened after his appearance on Live Aid.

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Reply #13 posted 02/12/19 11:24am

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I tuned in about an hour into it so I don't know who all the talking heads were. A woman was saying several of Teddy's cars had brake problems and implied someone had been cutting his brake lines. Is that not something investigators could easily determine? Also, who was the old black man they needed to use subtitles when he spoke?
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kitbradley said:

I watched it. I was disappointed how they just glazed over everything that happened after his appearance on Live Aid.

What happened? I'm not well informed about his life beside the music till this documentary came along. The story about his manager Taaz was heartbreaking & scary neutral

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Reply #15 posted 02/14/19 7:33am

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Hamad said:

kitbradley said:

I watched it. I was disappointed how they just glazed over everything that happened after his appearance on Live Aid.

What happened? I'm not well informed about his life beside the music till this documentary came along. The story about his manager Taaz was heartbreaking & scary neutral

The documentery just treated everything that happened after 1985 as a small footnote in his career. He released several albums in the late 80's and 90's, with "Joy" being his must successful since the late 70's. I would have liked to have heard a little more about what he was experiencing during those years. The documentary just reduced those years to a few sentences flashing across the screen at the end.

As a sidenote, that live rendition they showed of him performing Lionel Ritchie's "Lady" was fantastic. Too bad there was no studio version to appear on an album. Perhaps there is a studio version that's collecting dust somewhere.

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Reply #16 posted 02/19/19 11:15am

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kitbradley said:

I watched it. I was disappointed how they just glazed over everything that happened after his appearance on Live Aid.

Watched it over the weekend and agree with the above statement. Otherwise, it's a very solid documentary and worth watching for anyone that appreciates '70s R&B.

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Reply #17 posted 02/19/19 5:12pm

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Teddy Pendergrass documentary is crazy. So i guess this “kill off the black man when he gets too smart” been going on for a long long time huh?!

I felt the same way watching The Two Killings of Sam Cooke which is on Netflix sigh

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Reply #18 posted 02/21/19 4:13pm

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Goddess4Real said:

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Teddy Pendergrass documentary is crazy. So i guess this “kill off the black man when he gets too smart” been going on for a long long time huh?!

I felt the same way watching The Two Killings of Sam Cooke which is on Netflix sigh

Supposedly the cats in Philly weren't exactly clean themselves. Dangerous zone.

Didn't U get the implication that Teddy was involved with his manager's death? Sure seemed that way to me... Bandmates commenting : "Teddy came along with us that time (which was unusual)" ....the "Sense of relief" after hearing the news when CALLING BACK HOME....


anyways... it was a great doc. I'm glad they basically put things out there and let the viewer determine what based upon the factors. Not a conclusive agenda other than focusing on the man's life

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Reply #19 posted 02/26/19 6:19pm

SoulAlive

I saw it and it was very good.
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Reply #20 posted 02/28/19 7:01pm

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Well SoulAlive lol looks like you won't be too pleased with this one bit haha

Link:https://deadline.com/2019/02/tyrese-gibson-teddy-pendergrass-warner-bros-movie-1202567592/#comments

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Reply #21 posted 03/01/19 1:46am

SoulAlive

Hamad said:

Well SoulAlive lol looks like you won't be too pleased with this one bit haha

Link:https://deadline.com/2019/02/tyrese-gibson-teddy-pendergrass-warner-bros-movie-1202567592/#comments

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Reply #22 posted 03/01/19 5:38am

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I thought it was a great doc.

His cover of "Lady" was simply brilliant. Too bad it never got to see a release.

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Reply #23 posted 03/01/19 7:06pm

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I agree with Soul. Tyrese as Teddy?..... neutral

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Reply #24 posted 03/01/19 7:08pm

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SoulAlive said:

Hamad said:

Well SoulAlive lol looks like you won't be too pleased with this one bit haha

Link:https://deadline.com/2019.../#comments

eek disbelief

yeahthat Just hmph!

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Reply #25 posted 03/02/19 4:10pm

SoulAlive

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I agree with Soul. Tyrese as Teddy?..... neutral

Makes no sense smile they're not looking hard enough if Tyrese is the best they could find,lol

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SoulAlive said:



SPYZFAN1 said:


I agree with Soul. Tyrese as Teddy?..... neutral




Makes no sense smile they're not looking hard enough if Tyrese is the best they could find,lol




I absolutely hate when someone is cast who look nothing like the person that's being betrayed
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Reply #27 posted 03/02/19 4:25pm

SoulAlive

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SoulAlive said:

Makes no sense smile they're not looking hard enough if Tyrese is the best they could find,lol

I absolutely hate when someone is cast who look nothing like the person that's being betrayed

me too

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