In between Saturday night being Saturday night and NBA All-Star weekend, Beyonce’s self-directed HBO documentary Life Is But A Dream aired on the cable channel. Meant to give fans a glimpse into the singer’s world, the 90-minute documentary picked up a wide range of critique, ranging from Hello Beautiful characterizing it as film that “humanized the mega-star” to Entertainment Weekly calling it “a delicate mix of the calculated and confessional, designed to let us just far enough into Knowles’ world to keep us interested in her next tour, album, soda allegiance, etc.”
After years in the public eye, Team Bey’s managed to give the world the Beyonce they want fans and critics to have and nothing more than that. Don’t expect that to change over the course of 90 minutes. Not 90 minutes where they had control of the final footage presented to the public. Yet, we still watch because any intimate moments – like her GQ shoot with Terry Richardson – are welcome crumbs from a superstar who has managed to stiff the arm the media from peering too closely into her life.
Honestly, I bet half the viewers only watched so they could see Blue Ivy for the first time – which you can do by clicking here – and try to demystify the nine months that were Beyonce’s pregnancy, which wasn’t really answered with the Alfred Hitchcock-like reveal of her nine month belly. As stated, the minds behind the doc give Nosy Rosies only what they want inquiring minds to have, knowing that the myths only add to the intrigue and appeal.