Beyonce Knowles has been a household name since her days as lead singer of popular girl group Destiny’s Child and now she is taking the world by storm. With rumours flying that she’s about to drop her 5th solo album; the release of her world tour The Mrs Carter Show, and the airing of her documentary Life is but a Dream, there is no stopping the world wide phenomenon.
As a UK fan I scoured the internet to find a watchable version of her HBO documentary and now I just love her even more. Looking beautiful in light fabrics, her famous mane in braids and very natural make-up, Beyonce chats happily on her sofa about her life experiences; although discussing some very happy times in her life, she also talks about some of the saddest, including the trouble with her father, and her miscarriage two years ago. She opens up and lets us into her personal life showing us family video tapes where we see her share intimate moments with her family and her husband Jay-Z – baby Blue also making a few cameos.
Alongside her life stories, Beyonce showcases some of her concert performances, as well as backstage snippets of gigs, TV shows and music video recordings. We even see her suffering from morning sickness while she is pregnant with Blue, as well as the struggles of trying to keep the news quiet as her body changes in the early stages.
The whole documentary shows you another side to her, the woman who’s worked hard to get what she wants out of life. It is obvious that she is a strong, empowering woman, who isn’t afraid to ask for more out of the people she surrounds herself with, at the same time she is able to show she doesn’t always have it together, turning to her husband, her friends and her family for support.
The documentary was inspiring to watch, to see her in her everyday life felt like such a treat. A must watch for any Beyonce fan!
“Who I m on stage is very, very different to who I am in real life.“ – Beyonce.