By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist December 3, 2012 at 1:56PM
Who better to direct a documentary about Beyonce than Beyonce? That seems to be the thinking behind the upcoming pic about Mrs. H-O-V-A, mother of Blue Ivy and pop music star extraordinaire. And now we have a brief taste of what B will dropping in 2013.
A new brief, but energetic teaser trailer has arrived to help sell the doc that will be the standard blend of career history, confessional interviews and concert footage. We doubt it will be anything truly groundbreaking or even revelatory about Beyonce, but if it pleases fans and at least is delivered with some sincerity and honesty, it could be a pleasant enough diversion. At any rate, it will at least be classier than the Rihanna/Chris Brown constant stream of Twitter/Instagram nonsense.
"Beyonce: Raw Real Revealed" (is that the title?) airs on February 16th, just under two weeks after she performs at the Super Bowl. Because, you know, synergy. Synopsis and trailer below.
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.