Little Richard: I Am EverythingLittle Richard: I Am Everything tells the story of the Black queer origins of rock n' roll. It explodes the whitewashed canon of American pop music to reveal the innovator - the originator - Richard Penniman. Through a wealth of archive and performance that brings us into Richard's complicated inner world, the film unspools the icon's life story with all its switchbacks and contradictions.
In interviews with family, musicians and cutting edge Black and queer scholars, the film reveals how Richard created an art form for ultimate self-expression, yet what he gave to the world he was never able to fully give himself. Throughout his life, Richard careened like a shiny cracked pinball between God, sex, and rock n' roll. The world tried to put him in a box but Richard was an omnibeing who contained multitudes - he was unabashedly everything.