HBO Is Airing a Beyoncé-Directed Doc About Beyoncé


We’ve really got to hand it to Beyoncé. Can you think of any celebrity who does a better job of staying in the spotlight while managing to avoid all of the unpleasant stuff that usually comes along with it? She’s just so damn likeable; no one is immune to her charms — not even the President of the United States. Maintaining that kind of public persona takes a lot of hard work, not to mention a really smart pr team.

Case in point, HBO has announced plans to air a feature-length documentary, directed and executive produced by B herself, that promises viewers “raw, unprecedented access to the private entertainment icon and high-voltage performances.” According to the press release, the film features “extensive first-person footage, some of it shot by Beyoncé on her laptop.” We’ll also get a look at some home movies from her childhood in Houston, as well as much more recent stuff, like her return to the stage following the birth of her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, earlier this year.

Given that Beyoncé is the one behind this project, it’s not likely that there will be any big revelations here; in other words, we’re expecting the film equivalent of her Tumblr. Not that we’re complaining. Like we said, she’s irresistible, and this is the perfect excuse to host a viewing party with a come-as-your-favorite-Beyoncé dress code. You’ve got until February 16th to decide what to wear, but we already call dibs on this ensemble.