Una Mullally

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Beyonce: Life Is But A Dream

The date that Beyonce is set to offer an insight into her world in a new documentary is drawing closer.

Thu, Jan 31, 2013, 15:08

   

Beyonce’s documentary, which she says is the culmination of her filming nearly every waking moment over the past few years is coming to HBO on February 16th, and the trailer tells more about how up close and personal we’re going to get with one of the biggest names in the biz.

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In GQ’s latest interview with B, the vastness of her personal archive was revealed.

Beyoncé’s inner sanctum also contains thousands of hours of private footage, compiled by a “visual director” Beyoncé employs who has shot practically her every waking moment, up to sixteen hours a day, since 2005. In this footage, Beyoncé wears her hair up, down, with bangs, and without. In full makeup and makeup-free, she can be found shaking her famous ass onstage, lounging in her dressing room, singing Coldplay’s “Yellow” to Jay-Z over an intimate dinner, and rolling over sleepy-eyed in bed. This digital database, modeled loosely on NBC’s library, is a work in progress—the labeling, date-stamping, and cross-referencing has been under way for two years, and it’ll be several months before that process is complete.

The New York Daily News gives the doc four stars out of five, emphasising the amount of control Beyonce wields over the project. And USA Today reports that she opens up about a miscarriage she had two years ago, before her daughter Blue Ivy was born.

Over on her Tumblr, she posted a photo ahead of her Super Bowl performance donning a referee’s outfit that’s pretty much straight out of the ‘sexy Halloween costume’ vault.