Beyonce to Direct an HBO Documentary About Her Life

The intimate and revealing film will give fans unprecedented access to her daily life, debuting on the cable network February 16, 2013.

Beyonce will make her directorial debut with an HBO documentary about her own life
Beyonce will make her directorial debut with an HBO documentary about her own life
Multiple Grammy winner, entrepreneur and actress Beyoncé will be the focus of an intimate feature-length HBO documentary film debuting Feb. 16, 2013, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. Directed by the superstar, the film is a fusion of video that provides raw, unprecedented access to the private entertainment icon and high-voltage performances. Here's what Michael Lombardo had to say about the project.

"Everybody knows Beyoncé's music, but few know Beyoncé the person. Along with electrifying footage of Beyoncé onstage, this unique special looks beyond the glamour to reveal a vibrant, vulnerable, unforgettable woman."

Here's what Beyoncé had to say about working with HBO for her directorial debut.

"HBO has a history of pushing every boundary with class and authenticity. Some of my favorite shows are on HBO, so I am excited that my film will be part of its bold programming. This film was so personal to me, it had to have the right home."

The film is a multi-faceted portrait of the 16-time Grammy Award-winning singer, businesswoman, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, wife and mother, showing off the extraordinary gifts that have made her a global phenomenon, and stripping away the veneer of stardom. It includes extensive first-person footage, some of it shot by Beyoncé on her laptop, in which she reflects on the realities of celebrity, the refuge she finds onstage and the transcendent joy of becoming a mother last year.

The film sheds light on her childhood in Houston, with home movies revealing the close bond she built with her family and charts the challenges Beyoncé felt when she decided to manage her career and build her own company, Parkwood Entertainment. It also captures the intense physical and emotional demands she goes through in the studio, preparing for live performances, running a business and her family life, including her return to the spotlight after the birth of her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, in January 2012.

Beyoncé also serves as the film's executive producer.

Sources: HBO

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Comments (10)

  1. The_Crow2k

    Doc*mentary about herself, directed by her? Well, that wouldn't be really objective now, would it.?

    2 years agoby @the-crow2kFlag

  2. Writer220

    Talk about being desperate, let someone else direct it. If she really wants to direct, try the fur trade or anything else, just not her own life. Besides it'll be boring to me

    2 years agoby @writer220Flag

  3. ROFLitschristian

    Uhm... why?

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag


    Who the hell cares... They should make doc*mentaries about people who actually do something for our society... not just some pop sensation

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  5. rjh094

    From Destiny Child to solo artist married to Jay-Z.

    2 years agoby @rjh094Flag

  6. skywise

    Hmmm that sounds like a bad idea. Anyone making a doc about their own life is bound to skew one wa or another in favor of their agenda- whatever it may be.

    She was born in raised in i do support her, but this sounds boooring.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  7. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    Hmm.... I won't see this.

    2 years agoby @cryptFlag

  8. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    I like her, but I'm not expecting much.

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

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