Jimi Hendrix film 'all made up' says Aussie ex

Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix in the movie All is By Mine.
Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix in the movie All is By Mine.

An Australian ex-girlfriend of guitar legend Jimi Hendrix has lashed out at a new biopic about his life, claiming some of it is "completely made up".

Melbourne woman Kathy Etchingham, Hendrix's girlfriend from 1966-69, says she wasn't consulted about the movie directed by John Ridley, who won an Oscar in March for writing the 12 Years a Slave screenplay.

Although yet to see the film, she is particularly incensed about a scene that depicts their relationship as so turbulent that he beats her up.

"It's just completely made up," Etchingham told Fairfax Media.

Jimi: All Is By My Side had its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival last year and is due to screen at the Sydney Film Festival next week.

Etchingham is widely credited as being the inspiration for many of Hendrix's songs including The Wind Cries Mary and Foxy Lady, will be in the Sydney audience for her first look at the film.

Fairfax reports she is willing to consider legal action to block its release in Australia.

The film features Andre Benjamin - Andre 3000 of hip-hop duo Outkast - as Hendrix.



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