Sneak peek at Beyonce's 'raw' HBO documentary
December 4th, 2012
01:19 PM ET

Sneak peek at Beyonce's 'raw' HBO documentary

At just 25 seconds in length, the new clip for Beyonce's upcoming HBO documentary is the tease of all teases.

"I always battle with how much do I reveal about myself," Bey says as it begins, before going on to reveal not very much at all. (We get it, she has to save something for the actual event.)


The documentary's pitched as being a more intimate look at the superstar, one directed by the actress/singer/businesswoman/mom herself.

The feature-length project incorporates home movies from her childhood in Houston and chronicles the 31-year-old's rise to being a dominating force in pop culture.  It'll also offer a look at Beyonce's personal life as she prepared to return to work after her daughter with husband Jay-Z, Blue Ivy, was born in January 2012.

In addition, fans will get to see plenty of first-person footage, some of which was shot by Beyonce, "in which she reflects on the realities of celebrity, the refuge she finds onstage and the transcendent joy of becoming a mother last year," says a statement from HBO.

In the teaser clip, we get a rapid-fire glimpse at the singer in the studio, on stage, as a kid, and in her private time - which also includes a shot of what appears to be the beginning of a baby bump.

“HBO has a history of pushing every boundary with class and authenticity,” Beyonce said in a statement. “Some of my favorite shows are on HBO, so I am excited that my film will be part of its bold programming. This film was so personal to me, it had to have the right home.”

The documentary will air on February 16, not long after Beyonce performs at the Super Bowl Halftime Show on February 3.

Filed under: Beyonce • Celebrities • Music

soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. zeeee

    hey why are my comments disappearing?
    like i said she is the maker of this doco so expect it to be manipulated.

    December 19, 2012 at 1:41 am | Report abuse |
  2. zeeee


    December 19, 2012 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
  3. pike

    he effs with her head.

    December 5, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Miss Love...

    I was voted globally and i want to thank every who voted for me. i love you all!

    December 5, 2012 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  5. Meh

    oh, that reminds me I need to throw out some rotting tomatos

    December 5, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  6. mr. sarcasm

    Oh, I just can't wait.

    December 5, 2012 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  7. any excitement in the paper this morning--

    did anyone see my award announcement?

    December 5, 2012 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  8. jeannie

    EXTREMELY Self indulgent. I guess she will be watching herself on February 16th, Who else would care about this uneducated bimbo. Notice NO pictures of her baby yet. As a parent and knowing your baby is adorable that is the FIRST thing you do is share pics of your precious. NOT this one. Ivy Blue probably looks like the father. A monkey!

    December 4, 2012 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  9. jayz

    said its right under the old schnoz...beyonce said knew it.

    December 4, 2012 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  10. its either beyonce or jason

    there is really nothing in between ....only the ones close to beyonce know the truth.

    December 4, 2012 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  11. I don't really have to

    d oooo d oooooo

    December 4, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  12. she's ugly

    without make up

    December 4, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  13. she's perty!

    December 4, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Is that a

    monkey in the picture?

    December 4, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |

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