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HBO Releases Teaser Trailer For Beyoncé-Directed Feature-Length Documentary On... Beyoncé

by Tambay A. Obenson
December 3, 2012 5:07 PM
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Here's your first look, albeit a short teaser, at multi-hyphenate Beyoncé Knowles' HBO documentary special which is being described "a fusion of video that provides raw, unprecedented access to the private entertainment icon and high-voltage performances.

The cable TV network plans to air the film, exclusively, starting on February 16, 2013

Further, according to the press release:

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. The film 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 herself aded: "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."

There's still no officialy title given for the film yet, other than Beyoncé: A Documentary Special, which is what's listed on HBO's website.

While it certainly won't be the first time that Ms Knowles is the subject of a documentary film, it will be the first time that she's the subject of a documentary film directed by her.

She also serves as the film's executive producer.

Here's your first look at the film:

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  • Johnnie MD | December 4, 2012 1:32 PMReply

    I'm curious to see how much she is actually going to reveal. I'm not sure her fans are going to learn anything more than what they already know of her.

  • ChgoSista | December 4, 2012 12:39 PMReply

    I am, and have been SO OVER her for quite some time now. Not interested in the documentary--AT ALL!

  • she knows how to do it | December 4, 2012 12:52 AMReply

    This is strictly a business decision. Beyonce now knows that there is demand for information about her private life, and rather than "let" the public in, she is selling it, for a very profitable price. That's it. She may or may not be self absorbed, but she this is strictly business. Even if there isn't demand, she is selling it.

  • ShebaBaby | December 3, 2012 11:50 PMReply

    And this is what Harry Belafonte was ranting and raving about. She could really be spending her time and efforts doing a documentary on something that would make a difference in the world or in someone else's life but her and her husband seem to be so wrapped up in themselves and their own hype, they can't seem to focus on anyone but themselves. Talk about vanity. This is the what second documentary she's done about herself in the last three years. sigh...

  • Adam Scott Thompson | December 3, 2012 11:30 PMReply

    Not really a Beyonce fan (nor a hater), but I'm always interested in the habits of highly successful people.

  • Nikki | December 3, 2012 9:29 PMReply

    I don't get the point of this.

  • Nicole | December 3, 2012 9:49 PM

    @Nikki: My best friend and I said the same thing today. Why is she doing this? Didn't she already do a documentary? I don't know why she feels the need to "reveal" herself now. Being private and "mysterious" is a part of her appeal, IMO. And it's worked.

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