Reel- life drama

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - Front Page - LEIGH PAATSCH Now show­ing Vil­lage Cin­e­mas

AS we have learnt from slick slice- oflif­ers fea­tur­ing the likes of Justin Bieber, the Jonas Broth­ers and Han­nah Mon­tana, mod­ern con­cert doc­u­men­taries are a dime a dozen. Plus an ad­di­tional 3D glasses sur­charge.

While Katy Perry: Part of Me ad­min­is­ters the same dosage of promo pif­fle as its pop- tas­tic pre­de­ces­sors in the genre, there is also some strong, off- mes­sage ma­te­rial in­cluded here you don’t of­ten see. Let’s deal with that in a mo­ment. First, a re­minder there will be a lot of fans- only filler fluff to be hacked away be­fore you can clear a path to the killer stuff. So don’t pay too much no­tice to the pass­ing pa­rade of yes- peo­ple blurt­ing out the blink­ing ob­vi­ous.

Ev­ery­one knows al­ready that Ms Perry ( pic­tured) is a gen­uine global cross- plat­form megas­tar. This will only be news to any­one without elec­tric­ity or in­ter­net ac­cess at their lo­cal li­brary.

Sav­ing graces, then? Plenty of em. All owe much to Perry’s cel­e­brated in­abil­ity to self- edit ( can’t think of any­one else who would leave in footage of them­selves pre­sent­ing their unim­pressed grandma with a satin tour jacket).

If Perry feels like hav­ing a good cry, she’ll have one right in front of the cam­eras.

You can blame her then- hus­band, co­me­dian Rus­sell Brand, for bring­ing on the wa­ter­works, the blag­gard.

The woman also works her­self to the ab­so­lute limit, and oc­ca­sion­ally falls apart from sheer ex­haus­tion. Again, the cam­eras keep rolling. Perry also proves there is nothing re­motely false about her fa­bled loy­alty to fam­ily, friends and her fol­low­ing.

She is not afraid to be her­self, and even if you think her mu­sic sucks, you should not be afraid to admire and learn from that through­out Part of Me.

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