The new documentary that centers on Paris Hilton's life shows that there is nothing simple about Hilton's life. This documentary follows the life of the hotel heiress right from the time she was in the public's eye. The 37-year-old singer and actress became a celebrity at the age of 19 after a photoshoot with "Vanity Fair." After this, she landed an amazing film role in a reality show titled "The Simple Life." Three years later, this became a household name for the actress.
Although Hilton had built a fan base for herself and was talked about throughout the industry, she became part of the spotlight when a shocking sex tape of hers was revealed to the public. In 2004, it was revealed that the actress and her then-boyfriend, Rick Salomon engaged in sexual activities while filming each other. When fans heard and saw this video, everyone was shocked as they had no idea what Hilton had to say about it. However, the media personality came out to give detailed explanations on the sex tape that was filmed over fifteen years ago.m
In the new documentary, Hilton revealed what the consequences of the incident brought on her as she was traumatized for a long time. According to Hilton, to experience made her feel like she was sexually abused. She also admitted that she felt like a part of herself was missing. The actress did not appreciate the fact that most people looked down on her and criticized her for the video.
"I literally wanted to die at some points. I was like, I just don't want to live because I thought everything was taken away from me," she said.
The documentary titled "The America Meme," premiere held at the Tribeca Film Festival in early 2018 and a Q&A session with Paris Hilton was held. The actress expressed her feelings as regards the sex tape in 2004 and mentioned how she could not build a better image for herself beyond what the tabloids had to say about her. She also mentioned that she had to be everything television producers wanted her to be and at the end of the day, it seemed like she had no identity of her own.
This documentary according to Hilton is an attempt to restructure her personality and inform everyone that she has a persona beyond the sex tape many years ago. The director of the documentary, Bert Marcus informed Hilton about the documentary, she was skeptical, but she knew he would come through for her.
Hilton mentioned that the questions she had to face in the interview made her vulnerable, but her trust for Marcus was unwavering, so she went ahead with the plan.
"The American Meme," talks about the rise of Hilton in the public's eye and her experiences.