Russell Brand on New Amy Winehouse Documentary: Could She Have Been Saved?

Written by on July 19, 2015 in Entertainment, Films & TV, Media & Arts with 1 Comment

Video Source: Russell Brand

In this edition of The Trews, Russell Brand talks about the new documentary “Amy” based on the life of the Uber talented Singer and addict, Amy Winehouse.

Russell, was a friend of Amy’s and is a self-proclaimed former addict. In this video, he courageously examines some deep questions as to whether the talented young Londoner could have been saved. Openly admitting that he probably could have done more for her himself, Russell also questions the potentially lethal role our media-voracious culture may have played in Amy’s demise.


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He ends the video with a couple suggestions of things you can change as a consequence of learning from Amy’s tragic death.

1. Change the way you consume media — according to Russell, the culture that currently exists around celebrity and fame is “a vampiric, canabalizing system that wants it’s heroes and heroines dead so it can devour their corpses in public for entertainment.”

2. Treat addicts and people with all forms of mental illness with more compassion.

Video Source: A24


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  1. Pandorarasping@yahoo.com' Thomas says:

    Unless you have a time machine that your keeping secret no she couldn’t it’s a done deal buddy . I live in the here and now and yes I try to be the best human I can be but could have would have should off does me no good !

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