Few artists have experienced the world of punk stardom quite like Peter Doherty. After exploding onto the British rock scene with Up the Bracket in 2002, the co-frontman of The Libertines went through a tumultuous few years recovering from crack and heroin addiction – all while making some of the most iconic contributions to the genre in the 21st century.
A new documentary from musician-filmmaker Katia deVidas is attempting to fuse both sides of Doherty’s story. Filmed intimately for over 200 hours of original footage, Stranger In My Own Skin takes the tortured poet narrative and, by the looks of things, doesn’t shy away from some of the singer’s more vulnerable moments.
Check out the Stranger In My Own Skin trailer and the film’s official synopsis below:
Peter Doherty: Stranger In My Own Skin is a documentary on the life of English rock star Peter Doherty, and his struggle with addiction to hard drugs. Director and musician Katia deVidas, who is also Peter Doherty’s partner, filmed the artist over a period of ten years. Now, this raw and intimate material is the source for the 90-minute film documenting the Libertines singer-lyricist’s descent into hell just as his popularity was peaking. Through the artist’s own words and emotions, we experience Doherty’s courageous, and often poetic fight to overcome his demons.
Peter Doherty: Stranger In My Own Skin arrives in UK cinemas on 9 November.
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