Hit singer, songwriter, and rapper Lizzo has announced that she has a documentary in the works, and it’s set to drop on HBO Max this fall. HBO Max announced the documentary on Twitter this morning, and Lizzo’s legions of fans are buzzing with excitement at the chance to see inside the superstar’s life and her rise to fame.
— HBO Max (@hbomax) May 18, 2022
Lizzo, born Melissa Viviane Jefferson, released her debut hip-hop album, Lizzobangers, in 2013. In 2015, Lizzo released her second studio album, Big Grrrl Small World, which focused on body image and the universal truths that connect people. After signing with Atlantic Records in 2016, she released her first major-label EP, Coconut Oil, with the hit single “Good as Hell” being featured in Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016), starring Ice Cube. Lizzo embarked on the Good as Hell Tour in 2017 to promote the Coconut Oil and was also given the opportunity to tour with pop band HAIM and Florence and the Machine in early 2018.
In 2019, Lizzo made her acting debut as the voice of Lydia in UglyDolls, appearing alongside Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, and other big names in Hollywood. In January of the same year, she released her third album Juice followed by her fourth album, Cuz I Love You, in April 2019. Cuz I Love You, with its hit single Truth Hurts, catapulted Lizzo into the mainstream, with the album hitting fourth place on the Billboard Top 200 charts. Lizzo’s latest album, Special, will be released in July 2022, though it was preceded by a sneak peek at the song “About Damn Time,” which was released in April.
What We Know About Lizzo’s Documentary on HBO Max
Speaking about her upcoming HBO Max documentary, Lizzo told TV Insider, “Growing up I never dreamed I’d get to experience all of the things I’ve accomplished in my life, and I’m just getting started…I’m so excited I get to share and relive my journey with my fans and HBO Max.” The documentary, which is yet unnamed, will explore Lizzo’s rise to fame, along with the cultural and social impact her music has had on her audiences.
According to Collider, the HBO Max documentary will be directed by Doug Pray (Hype!) and produced by Kevin Beisler, who is a producer for Lizzo’s TV show Watch Out for the Big Grrrls, alongside Kevin Weaver, Ryan Kroft, and Nicole Rocklin. Lizzo and Doug Pray will both serve as executive producers for the film, which will be produced by Atlantic Films and Warner Music Entertainment.
A release date for the documentary has not been announced, although it is expected to release in the fall of 2022.