Jennifer Lopez’s documentary premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last week and on Netflix on Tuesday.It looks at her professional career and includes some behind-the-scenes action from the Super Bowl Halftime Show where she went on stage with Shakira.
Meanwhile, it also followed her personal life, with current fiance Ben Affleck participating in the documentary, while ex-fiance Alex Rodriguez does not make an appearance.
Let’s take a look at some things we have learnt from the documentary.The two headliners
While discussing with her music director Kim Burse, Lopez expressed her disapproval about the NFL’s decision to have a double headliner for the halftime show.”We have 30 seconds of a song,” she said.
“If we take a minute, that’s it. But there’s got to be certain songs where we sing. It’s not gonna be a dance f**king revue. This is the worst idea in the world to have two people do the Super Bowl.”Her childhood in Bronx
The documentary also unveils Lopez’s tough upbringing in Bronx, with the famous singer revealing that her mother Lupe was strict and “beat the s**t out of us”.
Lupe insisted in the documentary that “everything I did, I did with their best interests at heart.Racism and sexismPart of the documentary referred to a South Park scene, where Lopez was regarded as talentless, discussing her curves and the fact that she is Latina.
“I said to her once, ‘Doesn’t this bother you?’ “Affleck said in the documentary. “And she said, ‘I’m Latina. I’m a woman. I expected this. You [meaning Affleck] just don’t expect it. You expect to be treated fairly.'”