Lenny Kravitz + Lee Daniels

Season 5, Episode 2

In ICONOCLASTS: Kravitz + Daniels, Grammy Award winner Lenny Kravitz welcomes his close friend and collaborator Producer/Director Lee Daniels to the secluded island paradise of the Bahamas, where Kravitz lives and works. The two discuss their collaborations on both the film PRECIOUS, Daniels’ Oscar-winning film, and on his upcoming drama, SELMA, about Martin Luther King, Jr., and the fight for Civil Rights, in which Kravitz will act. Kravitz shares his process with Daniels in his personal recording studio and Daniels does some Hollywood wheeling and dealing on the phone in his hotel room. The episode ends on a highpoint, as Kravitz plays Daniels the song he has written for SELMA for the first time. 

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On the Dock

Funk maestro Lenny Kravitz and Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels rendezvous in the Bahamas for a fishing excursion.

Music & Film

Lenny Kravitz discusses his initial reluctance to accept film roles.

In the Studio

Lenny Kravitz talks his recording process and how he came to pursue a career in music.

What is an Iconoclast?

Lenny Kravitz explains what it means to be an Iconoclast.

What is an Iconoclast?

Lee Daniels explains what it means to be an Iconoclast.

Director's Commentary

Director Joe Berlinger attributes the success of Lenny Kravitz and Lee Daniels to their willingness to step off the beaten path.

Lenny Kravitz


Regarded as one of the preeminent rock musicians of our time, Lenny Kravitz has transcended genre, style, race and class into a 20-year musical career, one which revels in the rich influences of '60s and '70s soul, rock and funk. READ MORE 

Lee Daniels


Lee Daniels' background is filled with bold stories as real and gritty as the narratives from the films he creates. By the age of 21, Daniels had founded and was running his own health care agency, providing nurses to private homes and hospitals; he was simultaneously trying to be a screenwriter. After selling his health care business, and giving up screenwriting, he began managing actors such as Loretta Divine, Michael Shannon, Natasha Kinsky, and Aishwarya Rai. Daniels turned to producing as a natural result of trying to find and create great material for his clients; the organic leap to directing came soon after. READ MORE 


Raspberry Tea

This flavorful cocktail combines GREY GOOSE® L’Orange Flavored Vodka, lime juice and ginger ale with freshly brewed raspberry iced tea.

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