It’s about damn time Lizzo had her own doco, and we’re feeling good as hell that there’s one on the way! Sorry, we had to.
An as-yet-untitled HBO Max documentary about global superstar Lizzo has been announced. The film will chart the singer and flautist’s meteoric rise to success, and offer an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at the moments that shaped her.
In a statement, Lizzo said that “growing up”, she’d “never dreamed” she’d get to “experience all of the things [she’s] accomplished in [her] life”, adding: “and I’m just getting started”.
She continued: “I’m so excited I get to share and relive my journey with my fans and HBO Max. From Cuz I Love You to my dramatic world tour, losing and gaining love, and creating my new album Special, y’all get to see the amount of time, patience, blood, sweat and tears that went into this process.
“It takes ten years to become an ‘overnight success,’ and hopefully I can inspire other young creatives to keep going.”
While there’s no trailer, or official release date, for this one just yet, BINGE has confirmed that the doco will be available to stream on their platform “this spring” sometime. Stay tuned, and we’ll update this article as soon as we know more.
Documentaries about iconic (and often infamous) public figures are all the rage at the moment, with multiple documentaries about Britney Spears hitting streaming platforms in 2021, as well as docos about The Beatles, Janet Jackson, Alanis Morissette, and Kanye West all premiering within months of each other.
2022 will see plenty more familiar faces getting their own docos so here are some of the ones we’re most excited about.
Untitled Pamela Anderson Netflix Documentary
Directed by: Ryan White
Synopsis: An intimate portrait embedded in the life of Pamela Anderson as she looks back at her professional and personal path and prepares for the next steps on her journey.
While there’s no trailer — or title — for this doco just yet, it comes hot on the heels of Hulu’s Pam and Tommy, and will feature Anderson telling her own story for the first time.
According to Variety, “the film has been in the making for several years” and has been dubbed “definitive documentary about the pop culture icon”, and is set to feature Anderson herself, as well as archive footage and her diaries.
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Meet Me in the Bathroom
Directed by: Will Lovelace, Dylan Southern, Andrew Cross
Synopsis: An immersive journey through the New York music scene of the early 2000s. A new generation kick-started a musical rebirth for New York City that reverberated around the world.
Directed by: Kathryn Ferguson
Synopsis: The story of Sinéad O’Connor’s phenomenal rise to worldwide fame, and how her iconoclastic personality resulted in her exile from the pop mainstream. Focusing on prophetic words and deeds across a five-year period (1987-1992), the film reflects on the legacy of this fearless trailblazer, through a contemporary lens.
Directed by: Ed Perkins
Synopsis: Princess Diana’s story is told exclusively through contemporaneous archives creating a bold and immersive narrative of her life and death. It also illuminates how the public’s attitude to the monarchy was, and still is.