Lizzo gets her own documentary at HBO Max

Kate Feldman, New York Daily News on

Published in Entertainment News

Lizzo is bringing the party to HBO Max.

The flute-playing “Good as Hell” singer is getting the documentary treatment at HBO Max in an untitled project that “shares the inspirational story behind her humble beginnings to her meteoric rise with an intimate look into the moments that shaped her hard-earned rise to fame, success, love and international stardom,” the streaming service announced Wednesday.

“Every once in a while, an artist changes not only music, but culture as well. Lizzo has done both,” the logline reads.

“This is the journey of a trailblazing superstar who has become the movement the world desperately needed just by being herself.”

The 34-year-old Detroit singer released two albums before her breakout 2019 record “Cuz I Love You,” which earned her eight Grammy nominations at the 2020 ceremony; she won three.

“Growing up I never dreamed I’d get to experience all of the things I’ve accomplished in my life, and I’m just getting started. I’m so excited I get to share and relive my journey with my fans and HBO Max,” Lizzo said in a statement.

“From ‘Cuz I Love You’ to my dramatic world tour, losing and gaining love, and creating my new album ‘Special,’ y’all get to see the amount of time, patience, blood, sweat and tears that went into this process. It takes ten years to become an ‘overnight success,’ and hopefully I can inspire other young creatives to keep going.”


At Wednesday’s upfronts presentation to advertisers, Lizzo said she put her “blood, sweat, tears and p---y juice into this documentary.

“How do I follow p---y juice,” Discovery President JB Perrette laughed when he took the stage later in the presentation.

Warner Bros. Discovery laid out its platforms as one company Wednesday, including HBO Max, CNN and TNT, as executives and talent tried to woo advertisers.

Among those presenting their new shows was Mindy Kaling, who will executive produce and star in an animated Scooby-Doo spinoff about Velma Dinkley, the brainiac of their motley crew.

“Hopefully you noticed my Velma is South Asian,” the “Office” alum told the crowd at Madison Square Garden. “If people freak out about that, I don’t care.”


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