Beyonce and beyond

We love her for her music, her voice and for her ability to live her life as privately as is possible in an industry, which believes in living life almost completely in the public eye.

But now, the Rhythm and Blues artist Beyonce has decided the time has come for the world to know the real woman behind the carefully constructed glamorous façade and is believed to be neck deep in producing and directing a documentary on her own life. News is that the singer has already made parts of the documentary and is busy showing this to potential distributers.

The artist, who took the music industry by surprise by taking a nine-month sabbatical last year, said of that vacation: “Simple things like play with my nephew, pick him up from school, visit museums, go to concerts, see some Broadway shows, learn to cook a meal and spend time with my husband... Yes, I needed some relaxation, but I wanted inspiration too, from regular everyday things. They did not have to be over-the-top productions. I was looking for tiny moments that would speak to my heart and make me smile,”

The bootylicious crooner then wrote about her experience in an article titled “Eat, Play, Love” (inspired by the movie Eat, Pray, Love starring Julia Roberts) in Essence magazine and it could possibly be this film --- and book --- that catalysed the need to document her life further.

Beyonce’s documentary on her own life will feature concert coverage and have up close interviews with her, talking about her growing up years, her music and her family. Coming from her, this will be a big step considering that she is very private about her personal life. The documentary, according to some, will touch on her life with music mogul Jay Z and baby Blue Ivy Carter, who recently beat other Hollywood kids including Suri Cruise, to the top of the celebrity baby list.

But will she talk about the controversy surrounding her performance at a private concert for Muammar Gaddafi? She got into a lot of trouble with that one and that part of her life will, most likely, be brushed under the carpet forever. It will be intriguing to see how the diva will present her own life.

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