Mention Diana Ross, Donna Summer and Tina Turner and words like "timeless" and "diva" come to mind. Mention Jackie Washington (Jennifer Lewis, The Preacher's Wife, Girl 6) "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air") and people just say "Who?" But don't tell Jackie. The forgotten '70s sex kitten has re-emerged from her latest bout with obscurity to reclaim her fame in this hilarious mockumentary by director Robert Townsend (Hollywood Shuffle, The Five Heartbeats).
In the tradition of This is Spintal Tap and Fear of a Black Hat, Jackie Washington becomes the subject of a skeptical British documentarian (Tim Curry, The Rocky Horror Picture Show) who is give the arduous task of examining the all-too-numerous twists and turns of Jackie's erratic show biz career. Among the most prominent are her failed star turn as sultry D-cup detective Coco de Crème and the marketing of her signature hair relaxer "Essence of Jackie" which sent dozens to the hospital. Her private life is replete with assorted scoundrels and hangers-on, annoyed family members and famous former associates, most of whom want nothing to do with her.
See Jackie's checkered past unfold as a host of celebrities, from Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O'Donnell to Tom Arnold and Rudy Ray Moore , share expurgated memories of this over-the hill diva from hell! Perennial star Jenifer Lewis gives one of the greatest performances of her career in a film praised by critics and public alike.