I’ve always had the most casual interest in Katy Perry’s career. You know, stuff like, “Oh, I like some of her songs, no big deal.” While I firmly believe that Teenage Dream is one of the best pop songs ever written and I definitely love her look, I wouldn’t ever call myself a Katy Perry fan. But after seeing Katy Perry: Part of Me in 3D, I have to amend that. I’m a straight up Katy Perry believer.
I mostly wanted to see it because of the Russell Brand stuff. I can’t help it, I love relationship drama, and celebrity relationships are no different. This is a teensy bit embarassing to admit, but a few weeks before Katy and Russell announced their divorce, I actually said this sentence to my brother: “If Katy Perry and Russell Brand ever split up, I’m going to be so upset.” And I kind of was! I know some people think it’s pathetic to be upset about a celebrity breakup, but I don’t think so. I think it’s just basic psychology. When you find out that someone you always assumed was happy actually isn’t happy, it makes you question your judgments about your own happiness. Or maybe that’s just me.
Either way, I was very pleasantly surprised by how much else went on in this documentary. I love hearing about women who work hard, and Katy Perry definitely does. She’s had a singular dream (to be on stage, wearing a sparkly costume, while people sing along with her) her whole life, and she made it happen. She had so many setbacks (growing up really religious, getting dropped by multiple labels) but she never stopped. And now look at her. I said now look at her!
Other highlights of the movie:
-Katy Perry’s grandma was adorable
-Katy Perry’s cat is named Kitty Purry, so….there’s that.
I really loved this movie and I’ll probably end up seeing it again. I’m available for rewatches, guys.