It's here, KatyCats! Paramount Pictures debuted Katy Perry's "Part of Me" trailer for her 3-D concert movie Tuesday night. The trailer offers a glimpse of what audiences can expect from the film, in theaters July 5.
The movie gives fans a peek into the "Firework" singer's personal life. When Perry sat down with MTV News, she said, "Literally, this film is basically like you're seeing it from my best friend-buddy perspective." Perry's always been open with her fans, interacting with them on Twitter and holding meet-and-greets at every show. But the trailer reveals a side of Perry that's sure to be new to fans. To show you what we mean, here are five key scenes from the trailer.
As a commentator says, "She outworks everyone." There are shots of Perry at the gym, trying on a costume at a fitting, rehearsing her dance moves and testing the wires and ropes for stage stunts. When fans arrive at the arena for a concert, they see the final production, but not all the hard work that went into putting the show together.
From the looks of the trailer, audiences will gain a new respect for Perry as they see just how hard she works to give a stellar performance.
After the words "Marriage Over" flash into view via a newspaper headline, there's a heartbreaking scene of Perry looking defeated as she's hunched over her dressing-room table. It shows that while she may work hard at international superstardom, at the end of the day, she's human and emotional hardships affect her just like the rest of us. We commend Perry for sharing such a personal time in her life with her fans.
The next scene of Perry shows her getting out of a car for a red-carpet event. She has overcome her failed marriage and moved on with her career. The moment is inspirational as Perry continues to take the stage and perform regardless of what's going on in her personal life. Her strength is sure to leave an impression on viewers.
In between scenes of old music videos from the beginning of her career, we learn that Perry wasn't always the California princess we know and love today. She grew up in a strict Christian home and her performances were limited to church, but she continued following her dreams. After they finally seemed to be within reach, the label she signed with dropped her. We see a younger Perry pouring her heart into her music as she records a song, only to look defeated afterwards as she says in a voiceover, "I was going through some depressing dark times, but it's a journey."
We were hoping to see some behind-the-scenes footage of Perry and her spontaneity, and it looks like our wish came true! "Thank you so much for believing in my weirdness," Perry yells to the audience. She says her goal when she's performing is "just to make people smile." What follows is a montage of Perry posing with fans (one of whom is dressed up as her nerdy alter ego, Kathy Beth Terry), sticking her tongue out at the camera and busting out some awkward dance moves. Perry's fun-loving persona is a big reason fans are so drawn to her as a person. KatyCats will no doubt be pleased by whatever backstage antics this film contains.
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