Minogue, whose naked bum is there for the world to ogle, offered the surprising footage to Lowenstein for his incredible film, Mystify: Michael Hutchence (in cinemas on July 4). Lowenstein has pieced together intimate, raw footage from Hutchence’s friends and family – including his daughter Tiger Lily Hutchence – to create what can only be described as the definitive portrait of the artist.
A labour of love for Lowenstein, the film would not be what it is without the help of Hutchence’s daughter Tiger Lily. Initially, Lowenstein did not have access to INXS’ music, so he sought help from Tiger Lily, who was skeptical. “She said, ‘I don’t know if it’s going to help because no-one acknowledges who I am or my part in the music or the legacy at all,’” Lowenstein recalls. “I’ve just been ignored by Michael’s estate and anyone else involved with his music.”
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