Meet the vivacious Tempest Storm, world-famous exotic dancer and sex icon. Now 87, she takes us through her rough childhood and early abusive marriages all the way to international stardom, affairs with Elvis and President John F. Kennedy, and the career-crippling backlash for her interracial marriage. A top 20 audience favourite at this year’s Hot Docs, Tempest Storm lovingly brings us close to the exceptional woman as she reflects on her trailblazing career. Never-before-seen archival footage and interviews seamlessly merge her dramatic past with an emotional cinéma vérité story unfolding in the present, as she attempts to repair a broken relationship with her daughter and fight for some semblance of family. Fall in love with the living legend in a film that guarantees to be her most revealing performance yet.
Director Nimisha Mukerji will participate in post-screening Q&As on June 24 to 26.