Lifestyle & Belief

Beyonce to make HBO documentary on her life


Beyonce performs onstage during the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on August 28, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.


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Beyonce is to direct, produce and star in an "intimate" and "revealing" documentary on her life. 

The film will premiere on HBO on February 16, and according to The New York Times includes footage of her onstage performances as well as private behind-the-scenes moments shot by Beyoncé herself. 

A statement from HBO said it "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." 

Representatives of the singer started shopping the film to potential distributors earlier this year.

Hollywood Reporter reported Beyonce said in a press release she was excited about the upcoming film. 

"HBO has a history of pushing every boundary with class and authenticity," said the 16-time Grammy winner (and mother of Blue Ivy Carter, who turns 1 in January) in a statement.

"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."