This is the story of soul musician Clarence Reid and his alter ego Blowfly. At 69 years-old, with a gold-spangled superhero costume and a catalog of the world’s raunchiest tunes, Blowfly continues to tour the world, struggling for success and recognition. But before his X-rated career began, Clarence wrote top-10 songs for some of the greatest R&B acts, including Betty Wright, Gwen McCrae and KC and the Sunshine Band, and recorded what might be the world’s first rap song in 1965. This film follows Clarence today, and we see his life, career and philosophy unfold. A revealing portrait of an unheralded man,
The Weird World of Blowfly
examines Clarence’s personal and professional contradictions, explores his legacy, and celebrates his musical and cultural significance as a rapper and soul music legend.