The Little Richard Story

6.71 h 27 min201316+
The story of Little Richard (Leon), from his poor Southern upbringing to dealing with the trials and tribulations of being a black singer in the 50's, to his born-again phase and brief "retirement" from rock and roll.
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Tamala JonesAlimi BallardMel JacksonGarrett Morris
John DavisJ. Todd HarrisLittle RichardIain Paterson
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Oteria WarrenReviewed in the United States on June 22, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great acting, love the cast
Leon always portrays actors well & the movie wasn't too long and drawn out but executed well where i wanted to see more. Robert Townsend is a great creator.
Phil SilvermanReviewed in the United States on July 14, 2022
3.0 out of 5 stars
Many great scenes, production numbers
The true timeline is not represented and there’s too much detail on “pancake makeup “ and sexual confusion . Absolutely nothing in the development of a new form of music .
Soundtrack uses original music from 1956, 1964, and remakes from 1976. And historians please take note, there’s a remake by Richard herein of “ “take my hand , Previous Lord”!

There’s still a lot going for the novice .
(See “little richard live in 1968” on YouTube, a mind blowing tv concert from isy’s in
Vancouver , for perspective !)
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