"Wealth and fame can’t buy happiness, or cure trauma. But it gives Hilton the opportunity to tell a story about the abuse she endured"
The other day I was knee deep in the YouTube Vortex when I saw an ad pop up for a documentary about Paris Hilton called, "This is Paris". Honestly, the first thing I thought was, "UM NO THANKS". Paris Hilton, widely known as the spoiled party girl from Beverly Hills who became famous for her great-grandfather's empire (Hilton Hotels) and a celebrity sex-tape in the early 2000's, was not at the top of my list of people I wanted to watch a documentary about. Hadn't we seen it all? She's been in tabloids and on reality shows for 20+ years now. We saw "The Simple Life" with she and Nicole Richie. WHY would we want to watch her lavish life unfold in a documentary where she mocks anyone who isn't famous or wealthy?
I don't know why, but I clicked on the trailer. Something about seeing her say, "I'm sorry. I'm just so used to playing a character.." and it be in a normal tone of voice, not a high-pitched fake one, made me decide to watch the documentary. Man. I'm glad I did. This one was not an easy watch. Paris takes her into the world she lives on the road 250 days a year, which can't be easy, but also let's us into her psyche. Plagued by night terrors and demons from trauma in her past, she reaches out to classmates from a horrific boarding school where they were all tortured as teens. They reunite and decide it's time to make a difference.
I was not only SHOCKED by the content, but by how much I wanted to hug her. I finished this documentary with a new found admiration for a bad ass business woman who has been through A LOT in her life and just keeps moving forward.
If you are looking for a new watch right now, try this one.