Katy Perry: Part of Me

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Everyone loves a story about a good girl gone bad – a child of God falling prey to love, substances and rock ’n’ roll. Except in Katy Perry’s case, it’s a story of a good girl done good. Her parents – travelling ministers – haven’t disowned her for strutting on stage half-naked, singing about getting friendly with girls and begging in song to see innuendo-laden farmyard animals. Grandma Perry just grins that Perry is a ‘show-off’ and Dad is happy that the ministry hasn’t given him the heave-ho.

Part of Me offers charming insights into Perry’s rise to fame. Filmed during 2011, it captures the highs, lows, flamboyant costumes, rigorous routines and madness of Perry’s touring life. When she becomes the first woman to bag five number one singles from one album, you’ll feel pleased for her, and when Russell Brand files for divorce you might well up as Perry has a teary wobble before showtime. Surprisingly, what’s most involving is the 3D. We ducked Perry’s whipped-cream gun and jolted when it seemed a cinemagoer was climbing on stage during a concert. You may go for the story, but the performances and quirks leave you with an experience. Danielle Goldstein

By Time Out staff
Time Out Doha,

Katy Perry: Part of Me

  • Duration: 93
  • Released: Thu, 06 Sep
  • Classification: PG15
  • Language: English
  • Director: Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz
  • Stars: Katy Perry, Adam Marcello, Casey Hopper, Patrick Matera, Max Hart, Joshua Moreau, Lauren Allison Ball, Tasha Layton

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