7 things we learnt watching the heartbreaking new Amy Winehouse documentary, on the 10 year anniversary of her death

A remarkable talent gone too soon.

7/23/2021 1:13:00 PM

A remarkable talent gone too soon.

A remarkable talent gone too soon.

Mark Ronson dedicates new record to Amy Winehouse - Celebrity News on GLAMOUR.COM UK15 Jan 20153. Amy’s mum believes that the documentary ‘Amy’ didn’t do her daughter justiceAmy’s mum Janis doesn’t think that the Oscar-winning documentary ‘Amy’ did her daughter any justice, saying it portrayed her as a "caricature.“

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In 2015, her father Mitch had a breakdown after being accused of not doing enough to help his daughter at the height of her addiction, due to the way in which Amy’s life was depicted in the film.The film also portrayed Amy’s childhood as ‘unhappy’, which hurt Janis. Mitch explained that as Amy grew up, the family was "so full of love."

4. Amy suffered frombulimiafrom a young age, and felt ashamed because of itAmy’s friends always knew that she suffered from an eating disorder, but it was following the success ofBack to Blackand the death of her nan that Amy’s problems with food escalated. headtopics.com

“It’s something you feel deep shame over,” her friend Naomi explained, “Back then, they were really taboo subjects still. She was trying to hide it. I think she felt guilty about putting her issues onto other people.”Read nextAmy WinehouseSenna director to make Amy Winehouse documentary

Amy Winehouse will be the subject of a new documentary, made by the director of the award-winning Senna, Asif Kapadia.25 Apr 2013Amy's friend and former lover Catriona touched on how she was concerned about the singer’s eating habits, saying, “She was making herself sick all the time.”

Her brother even recalled a worrying moment when he hugged Amy and his arms could wrap around her completely.5. She was very close to her nan, and started to unravel when she diedWhenBack to Blackwas released and hit number one all over the world, Amy was catapulted to fame. Combined with the death of her nan Cynthia, this really took a toll on her mental and physical wellbeing.

Cynthia was Mitch’s mum, and Amy was incredibly close to her, which meant she was devastated when she passed away because she'd always been there for her. Mitch also explained that it was Cynthia who kept Amy in line the most.“The thing that really lit the fuse was Cynthia dying,” one of Amy’s friends revealed. After Cynthia died, things began to unravel for Amy, with her drinking increasing which her friends believe was spurred on by her yearning to “feel normal.” headtopics.com

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Read nextAmy WinehouseMitch Winehouse: Beyoncé “brings nothing” to Back To Black coverMitch Winehouse has panned Beyoncé’s cover of his late daughter Amy Winehouse’s song, Back To Black.23 Apr 2013Amy even got a pin-up style tattoo of her nan in memory of her, and is now buried with her in a cemetery that Janis visits often.

BBC / Curious Films / Winehouse Family Photo6. Although close to her mum, Amy went through a period of lashing outAmy went through a period of being horrible to her mum after her parents split up.“When I was there, she was fine with me,” Mitch said in the documentary, “when I wasn’t there, she’d kick off.”

In archive footage, Amy is heard saying, “I knew I could, because my dad wouldn’t be there to shout at me.” Read more: British GLAMOUR »

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