Lenny as Marvin

Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 8:11 PM

By now you have probably heard about Lenny getting the lead role in the upcoming Marvin Gaye Biopic. The film will highlight Marvin’s years in Belgium and the making of his last album. There is a good article about the project on Shadow and Act. http://bitly.com/UPHXsn Also, if you haven't seen the "Remembering Marvin" documentary by Richard Olivier, check it out. It focuses on his last years. Here's a clip. http://youtu.be/615poxoRJSM I see themes in the doc that make me think of Lenny. I also see similarities in their emotional and spiritual journeys.

News of the project started me thinking about Lenny covering Marvin. So what do you guys think is the perfect MG song for LK to cover? I'm still thinking.

Lenny Lover Sista
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  1. Re: Lenny as Marvin

    Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 4:31 PM

    Interestingly enough, the title is tentatively called:
    "Sexual Healing!"

    Personally am looking forward to seeing it.

    Some similarities between both artists: dynamic, uber talented, very sensual, charismatic.
    I would think all the controversy will only enhance and bring more attention to the film, which is a GOOD thing.

    Lenny will do a superb job and get into the "role" and "skin" of Marvin as any good actor would do! Knowing the family, esp. Marvin's son, will only enrich his performance.

    Doesn't matter what songs he'll do, I'm sure they will be a la Marvin-style.

    R.I.P. Marvin.

    Therese.

  2. Re: Lenny as Marvin

    Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 5:31 AM

    I'm looking forward to seeing this. Regarding songs: "Mercy Mercy Me", "Distant Lover",....no true preference.

  3. Re: Lenny as Marvin

    Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 6:25 AM

    Lets get it on...I cant wait to see it.