The pop singer Beyoncé self-made document will air February 16 on cable channel HBO. Where Beyoncé shows off Blue Ivy like never seen before “Life Is But a Dream”
The highly-anticipates documentary promises to be a very revealing look at Beyoncé’s career and personal life. Not only Beyoncé will fan into her private life, by introducing 1-year-old daughter Blue Ivy to the world talking about motherhood, marriage and miscarriage.
It took six weeks for Beyoncé’s management to convince HBO officials to sit down and watch the singer’s self-made documentary.
“I knew who Beyoncé was, but I wasn’t really a fan. If you had asked me to name more than one of her songs at that point I couldn’t,” Lombardo admitted.
It took almost six weeks for them to agree on a date and time, and when he finally saw the film Lombardo was blown away.
“This, felt so fresh and honest to me,” he said. “She’s constantly walking this line between public performer and private person, and wrestling with how, in this massive spotlight, she can hold onto the part of yourself that makes you real.
“It’s such an honest struggle and such an honest conversation,” he said.
“I have no clue why this works,” HBO’s President of Programming Michael Lombardo told the Daily News. “If someone said to me, ‘why is this on HBO?’ I can’t say why — this isn’t a traditional documentary and this isn’t a traditional music special because there something undeniably moving and honest about it.”
Beyoncé began her comeback with a controversial lip-synched performance of the national anthem at President Barack Obama’s inauguration in January, followed by a live performance at the Super Bowl halftime show that wowed critics.
The 31-year-old pop singer and her rapper husband, Jay-Z, 43 are one of the most influential couples, who have guarded their privacy.
Beyoncé said at the New York premiere of the documentary on Tuesday
“Knowing that at this point in my life, this age is so wonderful because I see everything differently and I hope that I can share that with other people,” she said.
The HBO film shows footage of a sonogram, Beyoncé’s growing bump and grainy video of herself posing nude as she neared her due date.
The arrival last year of Blue Ivy Carter gained worldwide media attention and prompted Beyoncé to share more with her fans, launching a Tumblr page with snapshots of her family life.
Her miscarriage had been kept secret from the public until Jay-Z referred to it in his song “Glory,” that he released following the birth of Blue Ivy.
“My life is a journey. … I had to go through my miscarriage, I believe I had to go through owning my company and managing myself … ultimately your independence comes from knowing who you are and you being happy with yourself,” she said.
“Life is But a Dream” also gives a peek into the Grammy-winner’s four-year marriage to Jay-Z, showing the couple of singing Coldplay’s “Yellow” to each other.
“This baby has made me love him more than I ever thought I could love another human being,” she says.
The singer also announced a new album for this year. “The Mrs Carter Show World Tour” – Jay-Z’s real name is Shawn Carter – will kick off in April with more than 40 performances in Europe and North America.
“Life is But a Dream” airs on HBO on Saturday, the same day as Beyoncé’s interview with Oprah Winfrey on the OWN cable channel.
It airs Saturday at 9 p.m. on HBO.