Beyoncé's doc gets an 'O'-mazing review
February 13th, 2013
01:03 PM ET

Beyoncé's doc gets an 'O'-mazing review

We've already covered how this is Beyoncé's world, and the rest of us just live in it, so it's no surprise the 31-year-old was able to pull Oprah Winfrey out to her HBO documentary premiere in New York on Tuesday night.

"I only did this for you!" Oprah told Bey on the red carpet. "I haven’t been on a red carpet in God knows when."

Thankfully, the OWN CEO thought the night out was worth it. (Plus, it'd be kind of awkward if she didn't - OWN is airing a new "Oprah's Next Chapter" featuring Beyoncé this weekend.)

"'Life is But a Dream' is so fiercely empowering," Oprah said. "She shocked me, I was in tears. ... She did an amazing job."

Fans can expect to get premium access to Beyoncé when the film bows on HBO Saturday, as Oprah said that Beyoncé "let[s] us see her vulnerable side, she became for us not just the mythical goddess Beyoncé, she became a real woman to me. ... She understands all pain is the same and the way she hurts is the way other people have hurt so when people see that, [it's a] game changer. I think this documentary is a game changer."

The 31-year-old superstar herself, meanwhile, said she's hoping to inspire someone with the story of her life.

"I’ve learned so much about myself ... Being able to sit down and watch the past three or four years and edit them together. It was hard to relive some of those things but I felt like I had a story to tell and hopefully [it] will inspire a lot of people give them hope," she told CNN. "[I]t’s been a dream of mine to direct for years. I’ve directed some of my concert films and videos and finally after I laid eyes on my daughter [Blue Ivy], I felt like I know who I am and I’m ready to tell my story. It gave me a lot of bravery."


soundoff (41 Responses)
  1. we have her a special color

    green.

    February 25, 2013 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Bored to tears

    ...

    February 25, 2013 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  3. dee

    i know who you are too,,,,an overindulged, spoiled, fair but not good singer,,,,,,,,that's it. NOW GO AWAY

    February 22, 2013 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Beyonce

    I have fooled everyone. JayZ isn't even my husband............I'm married to Oprah. Plus I am dumber than a pile of dumpage.

    February 21, 2013 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Keyonce Bnowles

    When she's nailed to a cross, they should consider having an HBO special on that instead of one on her career and uterus.

    February 20, 2013 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  6. Oprah

    never went touched anybodys stuff why will this not stop? are you that bitter towards me? it appears that ...you and your possie are still on me...do you care that i had too switch everything around, in my house, eveywhere ...
    why? ...

    February 19, 2013 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mad

    i have everyone hacked into my life...90% is out..but why did i have to do it in the first place...
    it appears you'll never let it go–not sure if its me or its really clive...

    February 19, 2013 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Dee Russell

    We've already covered how this is Beyoncé's world, and the rest of us just live in it, < Really???!!!!! This is NOT Beyonce's WORLD and that should be re-written she is human just like the rest of us let's be real clear here, this is GOD'S world not hers SMH

    February 18, 2013 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chucker

      No, you are wrong. We must all hail Lord Queen Empress of the Universe Beyonce. She is the Chosen One who knows all and can move mountains with the wave of her hand. We are just insignificant ants who cannot dare to understand her true power. Now, someone please fill my glass, I am running low on "Kool-Aid." *choke ... *gasp

      February 19, 2013 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  9. tinisha johnson

    What I dont understand for those of you that are complaining about the media put B in your face. If you dont like her next time you see an article with her name on it dont read it. Just ignore the media about her. You make yourself sound stupid when you comment on articles about her just to bad mouth it. Leave those articles to the people who do like her. No one is forcing any of you to read the articles, watch her when she is on tv or buy her music. Go bout your own business and just ignore it. Unless you people just hate your lives so much that you have to make useless comments on blogs like this to make yourselves feel better. The media attention is not meant for you its meant for the fans of Beyonce. Get over it and move on.

    February 14, 2013 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
    • @tinisha

      Hard to ignore somebody that is on every magazine, on the tv all the time, on this blog all the time. Just plain sick of her. You may be a fan. I'm not. She's everywhere, you can't get away from her. Same with Taylor Swift, Kim K, Bieber. Sick of all of them.

      February 14, 2013 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • sassysticks53

      @tanisha – go rant at tv producers and cnn for putting her in your face. Or just do like Tanisha said. If she's on tv, turn it; if she's in a magazine, don't buy it or turn the page. She doesn't have to be in your face if you don't want her to be. It's up to you to turn her off or turn the page(s) she's on. Very simple and easy to do.

      February 20, 2013 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Thanks for the flower!

    it was the first one of the day!!!!!!

    February 14, 2013 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  11. Sadie

    I have nothing against Beyonce. I wish her a happy life and career. I'm just sick of the media ramming this girl down our throats all the time. Now, they are portraying her like she is some super woman that we should all fall on our knees and admire. I hate to break this to the media, but most women work really hard everyday. That was the course she chose, nothing spectacular there. Even giving birth was so much more for her than other women. Really? I'm just tired of the glorification of this woman. And no, no jealousy here, just sick of hearing about her.

    February 14, 2013 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  12. Chucklehead

    I absolutely loath these two splitails.

    February 14, 2013 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  13. Try too survive valentine's day

    and have some fun.

    February 14, 2013 at 6:02 am | Report abuse |
  14. Oprah has big bazooms..

    thank you.

    February 13, 2013 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  15. tina

    are you all mad that they have money and you are still at home in your trailer? Get over it!!!!!

    February 13, 2013 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Happy Valentine's Day!!!

    You'll see my life if you want too....wish i could see ya for v day in the a.m....if not have a great day tomorrow.
    xo

    February 13, 2013 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Imperial Commander

      We really do hope you and everyone else has a happy one too. I just hope mine will be peaceful.

      February 13, 2013 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  17. glued in

    best idea.

    February 13, 2013 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Boo

    I'm busy Saturday. Will be watching the paint dry in my apartment. Don't have time to watch this dreck.

    February 13, 2013 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Imperial Commander

      I live in my mom's basement. You can come over and visit if you want. I got cool Star Wars action figures and my own fridge full of Cheetos of diet cola. I'll ask mom to pick us up some French onion dip if you get to stop by.

      February 13, 2013 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hi Manly!!!!

      He'll see my house and my life...love you - wish i could see u in the am to wish you a happy v day...xo.

      February 13, 2013 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Imperial Commander

      Oh yeah. Mom makes the most delicious sandwiches using ham and cream cheese. She cuts off the crust and makes the sandwiches into triangles. They are incredible. I'll ask her to make us some. It's a date!

      February 13, 2013 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Ilija

    I'm making over $10k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do, Rich45.ℂOM

    February 13, 2013 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  20. TriumphTheInsultComicDog

    Both of them empower me to take really huge dumps.

    February 13, 2013 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alvarez

      Indeed. And preferably placing those huge turds upon their foreheads.

      February 20, 2013 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |

  21. Another overweight cow.

    February 13, 2013 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • sassysticks53

      another broke, jealous, jerk sitting behind their computer bashing someone else because they are a loser!

      February 20, 2013 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Annette

    This article is so empowering.

    February 13, 2013 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |

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