Beyonce HBO Doc Will Feature Footage Captured on Her Laptop

Brian Anthony Hernandez
November 26, 2012
Beyonce HBO Doc Will Feature Footage Captured on Her Laptop
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Blue Ivy Carter on Tumblr

A forthcoming HBO documentary about pop star Beyonce Knowles will air in February and feature first-person footage she captured on her laptop, the network announced on Monday.

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The documentary will debut Feb. 16 and include "looks beyond the glamour to reveal a vibrant, vulnerable, unforgettable woman" who often keeps her personal life quite private except for periodic peeks on her Tumblr.

February is shaping up to be a big month for Beyonce as she'll also be performing during the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show on Feb. 3. But that event will focus on her music whereas the documentary will take fans inside her offstage life, which includes being the wife of Jay-Z and mother of infant daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.

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"This film was so personal to me, it had to have the right home," Beyonce said in a Facebook post.

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The film will air only on HBO and the premium cable television network describes it as such:

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 Beyonce 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 Beyonce felt when she decided to manage her career and build her own company, Parkwood Entertainment. The film 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.

BONUS: First Photos of Beyonce and Jay-Z's Baby Emerge on Tumblr

In February, Beyonce and Jay-Z used another Tumblr blog to release the first pictures of Blue Ivy Carter.

Blue Ivy Carter on Tumblr

More than a month after Beyonce and Jay-Z welcomed their first child to the world, pictures of the newborn, Blue Ivy Carter, have emerged. A Tumblr blog titled "HelloBlueIvyCarter" popped up on Friday night, displaying five photos of the baby.

Blue Ivy was born sometime on Jan. 7. The text on the new Tumblr blog reads, "We welcome you to share in our joy. Thank you for respecting our privacy during this this beautiful time in our lives. The Carter Family."

She is reportedly named after two album titles: Jay-Z's The Blueprint and Beyonce's 4, which is IV in Roman numerals.

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Photo and thumbnail via Beyonce.com

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