All about the new Beyonce documentary from HBO

Beyonce and husband Jay-Z.

Beyonce and husband Jay-Z.

Article originally published at Mashable.

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.

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.


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


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.