Quincy, the intimate documentary about the inimitable Quincy Jones directed by his daughter Rashida Jones and Alan Hicks, has been bought by Netflix, Deadline reports. The streaming service will release the movie on its platform this fall, but the doc will also get a limited theatrical release.
Jones is known for his wide-ranging influence in the music industry and pop culture as a whole. He has worked with everyone from Frank Sinatra to Michael Jackson, producing Off The Wall, Bad and Thriller. He has 27 Grammys, second only to conductor Georg Solti.
“It’s rare that somebody who has lived as much life as my dad is still interested in growing and knowing the next generation,” Rashida said of her father. “He is such a man of action and accomplishments, but we were so lucky to spend real time with him, to let him reflect on life and the larger picture.”
Jones had an epic run of interviews earlier this year. In one, the 85-year-old admitted he has 22 girlfriends ranging in ages from 28 to 42 spread out all over the world (“Cape Town. Cairo. Stockholm… Brazil—Belo Horizonte, São Paulo, and Rio. Shanghai—got a great girl over there from Shanghai, man. Cairo, whew.”) Another explosive interview included the following tidbits (though there were many, many more):
- He dated Ivanka Trump 12 years ago. (“She had the most beautiful legs I ever saw in my life. Wrong father, though.”)
- Michael Jackson “stole a lot of stuff” in his music and the artist’s claim that his plastic surgery was due to illness was “bullshit”
- He knows who really killed John F. Kennedy
- The Beatles were “the worst musicians of all time”
- Richard Pryor and Marlon Brando had sex; to be specific, Marlon Brando would anything, including “a mailbox”
If those deeply entertaining insights represent even a portion of what this upcoming Netflix documentary will dive into, then consider us pumped. Look out for the doc on Sept. 21.