The life, and legacy, of INXS frontman Michael Hutchence, will be explored in a brand new documentary Mystify. The film, which debuted to critical acclaim earlier this year, examines the story of the Australian music icon and the events leading up to his untimely death in November 1997.
The film, directed by Richard Lowenstein, will feature testimonies from some of the singers closest friends and family and will use unseen footage providing a new look into the life of Hutchence both on and off stage. Mystify also delves into the INXS icons relationship history, speaking to former girlfriends Kylie Minogue and Helena Christensen.
Watch the trailer below:
“If you’re a sensual being, all of your senses need stimulation,” Minogue says in the trailer “A lot of it was based around pleasure…let’s face it.”
Christensen candidly calls Hutchence her "perfect match" and notes their connection was "joyful, sweet, deep and emotional".
"[It was] total mental and physical chemistry," she said.
The 50-year-old model adds that following Michael's 1992 brain injury, everything in their relationship began to turn. The INXS frontman suffered severe injuries after being assaulted by a taxi driver, which caused his head to hit the curb. "He [Hutchence] was unconscious and there was blood coming out of his mouth and ear," Christensen recalls in the documentary. "I thought he was dead", she says and claims that while he survived, his personality began to change as a result of the incident.
While Hutchence lost his sense of smell, Christensen says he began to develop a "dark and very angry" side of himself. "We got to the hospital and he woke up and was aggressive," she said. "They were trying to make him stay but he was physically pushing them away."
The film also includes interviews with Bono, the surviving members of the band, Hutchence’s siblings Rhett and Tina, stepmother Susie and producer Nick Launay.
The documentary will air on the BBC on April 25.
The soundtrack to the film ‘Mystify – A Musical Journey With Michael Hutchence’ will be released on July 5, 2019.
This article originally appeared on marie claire Australia.