So Katy Perry also wants a documentary (or something) based on her struggle. Does that remind us of a certain documentary with a YouTube star that is an abomination of pop music?
Watching the trailer to Katy Perry in 3D : Part of Me immediately reminded me of Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never biopic movie. Here’s the million dollar question was going through my mind: what is the point?
Are video biographies really the new fad?
Look at the budget of these films for example, 2 million or 13 million dollars is not a small amount, (IT IS A CRAZY HUGE AMOUNT) especially for a documentary (or something) based on a single artist, which is essentially meant for only the artist’s niche of fans. If it was Michael Jackson however, we’d understand.
However, from my understanding which comes from three years of studying filmmaking, a documentary is something that is made solely for the purpose of documenting an issue or a profile, usually when it is in public interest or to create public awareness about an issue (not delusional characters or girly voiced teens or hair dye obsessed women who date English nomads).
Justin Bieber is aged 18 and Katy Perry is aged 27, and both have their success stories. SO? Isn’t that the case with almost all big personalities? Do they really qualify as a personality to make a documentary (or something) on?
If the answer is yes, then I think every common man should make a documentary (or something), since each one of us has a story to tell that makes us who we are and what we are. Mine would have Morgan Freeman as the narrator.
The only thing good about these documentaries is that they provide inspiration. If you look at it that way, they do show the struggle of the artists and how they worked to get where they are now, and how everyone should follow their dreams until they become reality.
Other than that, it is only an attempt to proudly show the world how self-absorbed the artists these days are, to the point that they make a movie about themselves - oh wait, no - a 3D movie.
Anybody ever considered watching Food, Inc. or Super Size Me in 3D?
Sure, it would be fun watching a 3D video of some guy throwing up, or a 3D view of chickens being slaughtered.
My point is that what further confirms the self-delusional personality of the artists is the whole 3D format fad. Why watch a documentary of all things, in 3D? How does that make sense? It is a documentary (or something) after all, not The Avengers or Madagascar.
Ultimately, what these artists are doing is clearly a publicity stunt or a cunning marketing scheme in the form of a movie I will probably end up watching, after engaging in an article-long conflict with myself. You are probably going to have to watch it too, since you read this far and it probably chewed up your mind.
Documentaries were mostly made for the purpose of convincing the audience to agree with the filmmaker’s opinion, to make them favour something or someone. I guess this is why they have started making documentaries (or something) on artists, to find new fans.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed and hope this fad will die down before we have documentaries (or something) being made on Nicky Minaj and Ke$ha!
Katy Perry: Part of Me – Trailer