Cyndi Lauper Documentary, ‘Let The Canary Sing,’ In The Works

Girls Just Wanna…have their own documentary.

Cyndi Lauper’s life and career will be the subject of the upcoming documentary, Let The Canary Sing, according to Variety. The doc, which is being produced in conjunction with Lauper, will be directed by Alison Ellwood, best known for her recent film The Go-Go’s and the Emmy-nominated Laurel Canyon.

According to a press release, Let the Canary Sing will cover the pop star’s ascent from her Queens upbringing to the top of the pop charts in the 1980s and beyond. Ellwood shared a statement about the project:

Like many people, I assumed when Cyndi Lauper burst onto the music scene in the early ’80s, that she was another young star experiencing a meteoric rise to fame and success thanks to MTV. Her music videos were wild and colorful, her songs like “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” were infectious. But as it turns out, her story is one of hard knocks, hard work and dogged determination.  Cyndi wanted her voice not just to be listened to, but a voice to be heard. The documentary will be a full portrait of Cyndi Lauper – her “True Colors” shining through.


No release date has been announced.

Editorial credit: J.A. Dunbar