New Documentary - Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don't Know Me

A New Doc Explores The Rise Of Legendary Soul Singer Teddy Pendergrass

February 7, 2019

It seems every week there is a new documentary about our favorite and most controversial musicians. Tomorrow, Friday, February 8 at 9 p.m., Showtime premiers Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don't Know Me, a documentary about legendary soul singer Teddy Pendergrass. Showtime describes the film as the following:

"TEDDY PENDERGRASS: IF YOU DON'T KNOW ME, explores the rise of legendary soul singer Teddy Pendergrass, the first male African American artist to record five consecutive platinum albums. Set against the backdrop of 1960s America, and his comeback after a life-changing accident, Pendergrass’ untold and ultimately inspiring story."

The documentary was directed by Olivia Lichtenstein who in an interview with BLACKFILM explained why the story attracted her:

" I think that I’m surprised in a way it hasn’t been done before because it is such an incredibly rich story, and I think that one of my motivations for making it, as I said, was because I felt that he wasn’t, isn’t as well remembered as well as he should be given his talent and what he did. He had been a little been forgotten."

Take a look at the trailer below for Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don't Know Me.