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Aug 28, 2012
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So you aren’t a tween girl with teenage dreams. And you don’t feel like a firework–that makes its colors burst–every time you hit some sort of milestone in your life. But that doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate bombshell pop superstar Katy Perry’s concert documentary Katy Perry: Part of Me in 3D. The movie follows the singer through a whirlwind world tour that showcases how she went from Christian rock singer to global sensation. As she struggles with superstardom (and shooting sparks out her breasts), her personal and professional life becomes a juggling act.

If you’re still confused about Katy Perry having a documentary (“Michael Jackson had to bite the dust before having one for chrissakes” you might be screaming to yourself), well, Justin Bieber had one, and if the Biebs’ shameless haircut gets some theater time, then this California girl shouldn’t be too far behind.
Don’t expect anything too profound though. This isn’t An Inconvenient Truth. It isn’t life changing. So if you’re above the age of 18, a heterosexual male, and despise bubblegum pop then you aren’t really the target audience for this one. But don’t dismiss it as another ploy of some bank-able celebrity for wringing in cash from helpless soccer moms who can’t say “no” to their kids. It's goold old harmless fun from she who kissed a girl and liked it.

To aid your Katy Perry experience, we’ve prepared some of the sillier aspects of the movie that deserve your attention. Blue wigs and cotton candy included.    

REALITY MOVIE
Think of the movie as reality television, only it’s on a grander scale, and in 3D technology. As Katy Perry shakes her 3D tatas, her life unfolds for you to swallow up. You see Katy grew up in a very religious family– her parents are traveling ministers. And inspired by Alanis Morisette’s angst-filled Jagged Little Pill album, she made her way to Hollywood in search of the American dream. You'll think, "Very rebellious, Katy." There are some tears in the form of her marriage (and eventual divorce) to comedian Russel Brand; traveling throughout the globe; and the inevitable moral lesson of being yourself and the power of family. It’s like American Idol used the (non-existent) plot of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Only there are no judges and Katy’s actually got some talent.


 
KATY CAT KNOWLEDGE
Trivia tidbits about Ms. Perry aren’t few and far between in this one. For instance, Katy Perry is the first female in history to have five No.1 singles off of the same album. Her third album Teenage Dream churned out chart toppers “California Gurls”, “Firework”, “E.T”, “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”, and the title track. A feat she shares with the late great Michael Jackson (not the being female part of course). Many believe her to be an overnight sensation, which really isn’t the case. Katy started recording with famous music producer Glen Ballard when she was 17, but could never catch a break. It wasn’t till 2008 that her lesbian tendencies shot her to fame. Her other endearing quirks are: she calls her fans Katy Cats, she is particularly fond of drinking tea with feline friends in Japan, and she is capable of doing a beautiful cover of The Beatles’ “Hey Jude”.

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WORDS BY ANTON D. UMALI
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