Marvin Gaye’s Son Tells Lenny Kravitz that He should Not Play His Dad

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Lenny Kravitz is facing opposition from Marvin Gaye’s son regarding him playing the late crooner.  Marvin Gaye III is not necessarily opposed to Kravitz portraying his father, but is opposed to the content of the biopic. The film, loosely titled, Sexual Healing, focuses on Gaye’s life during the 80s. That was a period in his life of heavy substance abuse and severe depression. It is also the decade that was marked with his untimely death at the hands of his father in 1984.

It seems as if the younger Gaye is asking his childhood friend to stand in solidarity with the family and not do the film because it only depicts one period of his father’s life (which was his lowest point) and not the achievements and successes. Marvin Gaye III told TMZ  “The producers and directors of this film are very wrong and shameful … [They’re] trying to do a film about a low period in his life. They don’t even know the whole story.”

The Gaye family plans to meet with lawyers to implement a “cease and desist” of the film. Gaye wants to gain understanding and ask Kravitz’s why he would chose to play the role, given the content of the film. The Karvitz’s camp has not commented.





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  1. torilam

    December 3, 2012 at 7:50 am

    This isn’t right.what kind of people move forward with a movie depicting only one side of a persons life,their bad side,against the wishes of their family. Also I’m seeing will.I.am ,carl thomas,or anthony hamilton as marvin gaye. Lenny kravitz ummmm not so much.

  2. Coach Littlejohn

    December 3, 2012 at 10:18 am

    The film should give US all of Marvin Gaye not part of him. We all have had a low point in our lives, so plesase give the whole story.

  3. sexgod

    December 3, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    I totally agree withe the family and hope the Lenny falls in line by supporting them. Also, I don’t think a true fan and sensible minded movie goer would even want to see such a film. These writers need to show some true skill and talent by taking on the challenge of encapsulating his life in a single script.

  4. big annie

    December 4, 2012 at 1:48 am

    I with the Gate family: depict more than the darkest era of Marvin’s life.
    I think Maxwell would be a good choice to play Marvin Gaye.

  5. james

    December 4, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Produce your own movie,the sad thing no one is interested in his activism it doesn’t sale . Look at the filth that is on tv and permeates all segments of the entertainment system. We want to hear and see booty shakin and people going over the cliff . Not interested in the Fisk Choir singing “Negro spirituals

  6. Synthia Renee

    December 5, 2012 at 4:03 am

    All we have to do is boycott it. I don’t only want to see his troubled years. I would love to know about his love Tammy Terrell and that relationship. His relationships with the Motown family. So much more than Sexual Healing. His best album was What’s Going On! Let’s talk about that era.

  7. faye

    December 5, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    I want to see the film, the temptation movie was good.

  8. faye

    December 5, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Furthermore, a film will not change the way I feel about Marvin Gaye, I will always love his music, just want to know about his life.

  9. God please bless the Gaye family. And we agree. A life, just as almost anything actual, needs to be taken as a whole in order to show the proper perspective.

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