Tuesday, February 19, 2013

5 Reasons Why We Can't Stop Obsessing Over Beyonce's Documentary

by Sarah

Okay, admit it.  You think Beyonce Knowles is a billion times more cool after Life is But A Dream aired on HBO over the weekend.  I know I do.  Who teared up a little when she said, "There's no drumroll or trumpet that goes off when you make the biggest decisions in your life. Sometimes you don't even know you've made them"? Who teared up more than once? 

Here are five reasons why we loved the documentary: 

1. She's real. I love when she says, "It's none of your business" about things you hear from the paparazzi, like what outfit her child is wearing. Our culture is so obsessed with celebrities and reality television that we forget that what they do actually isn't any of our business. Plus, Bey admits to feeling pressure, feeling sad, and feeling scared.  Everything she says is so easy to relate to, no matter what walk of life you're in, that she feels like your big sister.  

2. She says she believes in God and she actually acts like it in public. In the documentary, she speaks up passionately about God, family, and life lessons. She talks about how powerful prayer is and how God is very real- and it makes you want to cry. Beyonce has never been in the media for anything other than her work; you literally never hear anything negative about her.  So many celebrities out there say they are spiritually enlightened (and who are we to judge, really), but are getting arrested, doing drugs, and setting horrible examples.  Beyonce has always remained on top of her game and has always been put together, despite difficult things no one even knew she was going through.  She is even always polite and humble when performing- remember the Super Bowl? 

3. She has talent. When she sings in the documentary, its chilling. Especially, the song she wrote about her unfortunate miscarriage.  

4. She stands up for women (and inspires them).  Okay, I know she's famous for the singing, "Who run the world? Girls!"- but, seriously, she is so passionate about working hard that it makes you respect her so much more when she admits it's harder to be a woman.  Just the other day, I wanted to write a blog about how men have an easier time in life because women have to work to get noticed and our bodies go through more things than a man's body ever will.  Both sexes work hard at work, but women are responsible for creating life, too? She even says, "I felt like God was letting me assist in a miracle", in reference to giving birth to daughter, Blue Ivy Carter. 

Plus, I love when Beyonce says, "I love my husband, but there is nothing like talking to a woman who gets you." Not to sound like a feminist, but women need to talk to other women. It's part of who we are. 

5. I mean, the MTV Awards were one of the biggest pop culture moments, ever.  Duh.  Taking a peek inside of Jay-Z and Bey's marriage was too sweet, especially seeing how happy they both were after the famous MTV Awards announcement.  Also, seeing Blue Ivy at the end looking bored with the cameras, made Blue Ivy just as cool as her mama.  

Bonus Reason: After watching the documentary, you truly get the impression that Beyonce didn't share her personal life for money. Lord knows, she probably has enough.  It seems like she did it because she is one of the most famous women in the world and she wanted to share some life lessons with her female fans. It was admirable that she didn't turn this into a huge production like Katy Perry and Justin Bieber (who put their documentaries into theaters), she simply put it on television. 

Image Credit: HBO

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