WATCH: Linda Ronstadt talks about sexism in rock music in new documentary trailer

film 29/07/2019

The official trailer for 'Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice' has been released by Greenwich Entertainment and CNN Films.

The documentary follows the life and career of the retired superstar, from her original entrance into the music scene as the lead singer for the Stone Poneys, to her rise as a rock-and-roll stadium artist. She became the highest-paid female entertainer in rock, and the only woman to have five platinum albums in a row. She also dabbled into every genre from country to mariachi over her career, which will all be explored in the documentary, including interviews with her notable collaborators.

Watch the trailer below.

"Linda is such a perfectionist, she’s a pain in the ass sometimes," Dolly Parton says in the trailer, with a visibly emotional Emmylou Harris later saying: "There will never be another voice like Linda's."

The film will include archival footage and recent recollections from Ronstadt herself. It will also follow her activism towards same-sex marriage and the rights of undocumented immigrants, as well as her eventual falling from the spotlight.

"The rock & roll culture seems to be dominated by hostility against women," Ronstadt says in one archival clip in the trailer, "What happens is that they lose the ability to focus on themselves as a person, rather than as an image."

Jointly directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, the film is due out in theatres this September.