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Beyoncé has total control of the HBO documentary about . . . Beyoncé: She's director and EP

Beyoncé has total control of the HBO documentary about . . . Beyoncé: She's director and EP

Beyonce, black dress, gold jewelry
Beyoncé will produce, direct and star in a feature-length HBO documentary that debuts in February.  House of Glitz
Ron Howard, November 2012
Who needs Ron Howard when one can do it all oneself? Photo by David Shankbone/Wikipedia
Beyonce, black dress, gold jewelry
Ron Howard, November 2012

As if Beyoncé Knowles didn't already possess more beauty and talent than imaginable for one human being, HBO's revealed that the pop star will be "the focus of an intimate feature-length HBO documentary film."

And since no one knows Bey better than Bey herself, the superstar not only serves at the subject, but also the director and executive producer of the film, plus cinematographer, if you count the recordings "shot by Beyoncé on her laptop." Which, of course, you should.

This lady can do it all.

 Since no one knows Bey better than Bey herself, the superstar not only serves at the subject, but also the director and executive producer of the film, plus cinematographer. 

HBO said that the film will offer insight into the renowned entertainer's extraordinary singing gift and showcase her savvy business side, while "stripping away the veneer of stardom."

On top of the backstage, studio and live performance footage, we're hoping for some behind-the-scenes shots of the singer's usually-private life — like portraits of sister Solange (in the home movies from the girls' childhood in Houston), glimpses of Blue Ivy (the film follows Bey's return to the spotlight post-maternity leave) and domestic scenes with her hubby.

Newsday notes that Beyoncé's film serves as a companion piece to a Ron Howard-directed portrait of Jay-Z. The release date for that feature has not been set, but you can mark your calendar for Feb. 16, 2013, for Bey's HBO debut.