Director of INXS frontman documentary thought Kylie Minogue was insane for sharing naked footage

Richard wanted to handcuff his wrists to the suitcase (Picture: Backgrid/Ghost Pictures)

The director of Michael Hutchence documentary, Mystify, has revealed how terrified he was of losing naked footage of Kylie Minogue.

Kylie, 51, handed intimate footage of her over to filmmaker Richard Lowenstein so he could complete the documentary which discussed INXS frontmans relationship with Kylie between 1989-1991.

Richard told NME: Im like, are you insane? The tabloids will go mad. If the wrong people get their hands on this it could go crazy.

I was taking this footage on the aeroplane and felt like I should have a briefcase handcuffed to my wrist. What if I was to leave it above the seat? She was just incredibly trusting and a completely wonderful person.

The pairs relationship was featured in the film and without the footage and Kylies faith, the director doesnt believe the film would have been the same.



Richard knew Kylie and Michael from back in the day but hadnt kept in contact for 20 years.

Kylie Minogue and Michael Hutchence
The Australian singers celebrating Michaels 30th birthday in 1990 (Picture: Peter Carrette Archive/Getty Images)

We had been friends back in the Michael days, and wed spent a fair bit of social time together, we went on holiday to Michaels villa in the south of France, the 60-year-old filmmaker said.

We hadnt kept in contact for 20 years, so I put in the normal request with her management, expecting her to be friendly but guarded.

Richard and Michael had previously worked together for INXS hits like Need You Tonight and Never Tear Us Apart.

Speaking on Kylies kindness, Richard said: Kylie is renowned to be an incredibly lovely person and always has been. Within ten minutes of the audio-only interview in a dark studio, she just felt safe and we knew each other and shed seen the films pitch trailer.

…She just opened up and offered her footage that shed only recently re-discovered.

Kylie Minogue and Michael Hutchence
According to Kylie, the frontman was a broken man (Picture: Mick Hutson/Redferns)

The Cant Get You Out Of My Head singer spent hours opening up for the documentary and had said the late singer was a dark bad boy who opened up a whole new world for [her].

Kylie said: Sex, love, food, drugs, music, travel, books, you name it, he wanted to experience it.

He had insatiable curiosity, all the good things in life and some [of] the bad. He opened up a whole newRead More – Source