Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this fascinating documentary takes a look at some of the music industry's most important, and often ignored, performers. These background singers have been on stage with the greats of rock and roll, often providing haunting vocals to classic tracks. Yet until now, many have remained mostly anonymous. 20 Feet From Stardom is an attempt to remedy this travesty. Expect a few drug references, the word "ass," and a few clips featuring women in scanty costumes.
Some footage shows singers clad in very short skirts and see-through tops. Discussions about sexism in the industry and about how women are seen as "eye candy."
"Ass" (as in "kick ass").
Making it in the music industry takes perseverance, talent, and deep commitment. Anyone who has self-doubt may end up quitting before they hit success. But the ones who manage to stay true to their goals can end up fulfilling their dreams.
The entire film is about popular music. Many well-known artists and some of their best-known songs are mentioned. Plenty of bands appear in historical clips and some appear on screen for interviews.
Drugs / Tobacco /
A few drug references.