My girlfriend Maria would like to, um…let’s say she’d go to great lengths to be ‘close’ to Lenny Kravitz. Now, he’s getting personal without your asking, cajoling or coaxing.
Lenny Kravitz’ new documentary ‘Looking Back on Love,’ is out today, and follows the ‘recording process of his (2011 release) ‘Black and White America’ in the Bahamas and features extensive interviews with the singer-songwriter about his family and personal life,’ according to RollingStone.com.
In one part, Lenny discusses his parents’ bi-racial marriage, at a time, in the early 60′s, when they were up against the odds, and how his mother, actress Roxie Roker (yes, cousin of Al Roker), faced the same uphill battle on TV in the 70′s when she portrayed an upwardly mobile black woman married to a white man as ‘Helen Willis’ in ‘The Jeffersons.’
“For me, it’s about my life. It’s about what I grew up in, what I know, what I feel comfortable in, the juxtaposition between the two,” he says of the album’s title in this exclusive clip. “It’s also where we are today.”
‘Looking Back on Love’ is available on iTunes.