Paris Hilton has already shown us her not-so-simple life, but apparently there is more to the story. The oldest daughter of Rick and Kathy Hilton will produce a documentary about her favorite topic: Herself. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the yet-untitled Paris Hilton documentary will come from 9.14 Pictures and XYZ Films and will focus on the 35-year-old superstar’s rise to fame as a “businesswoman, entrepreneur and media icon.”
The announcement of the Paris Hilton documentary was made at the 69th Cannes Film Festival. Don Argott and Sheena Joyce have been tapped as directors for the project, with Paris Hilton, Jamie Freed, and 9.14 Pictures as producers. Paris Hilton will start production on the “unflinching, authorized documentary” this summer in Ibiza, the playground to the stars and one of her favorite hangouts.
In a statement about the project, directors Argott and Joyce praised Paris Hilton as a misunderstood superstar who has been unfairly shaped by the media.
“Paris Hilton is a modern day-Marilyn Monroe — beautiful, iconized, world famous, shaped by mass media and misunderstood. We are thrilled to work with Paris to explore her complicated relationship with the public, the press and the politics that shape our perception of a modern celebrity.”
The Paris project promises to show the real Hilton heiress and explore “the thing that made her famous,” and that “thing” is likely the sex tape, One Night in Paris, which conveniently surfaced right before her first reality show made its debut more than 10 years ago.
While Paris Hilton is famous for past projects like The Simple Life, Paris Hilton’s My New BFF, Paris Hilton’s British Best Friend, Paris Hilton’s Dubai BFF, and The World According to Paris, let’s face it, before any of that she shot to fame when the sex tape with her and ex-boyfriend Rick Saloman was made public just a few weeks before The Simple Life, her Fox reality show with childhood bestie Nicole Richie, debuted in 2003.
Before the sex tape dropped, Paris, the great-granddaughter of hotel magnate Conrad Hilton, worked as a model for Donald Trump’s modeling agency and was mainly known as New York’s hard partying “It” girl. She was a major pop culture icon throughout the 2000s, coining the “That’s hot” catchphrase and juggling endorsement deals and a music career while making headlines for a high-profile jail stint after she violated probation while driving with a suspended driver’s license.
In more recent years, Paris has taken a different spin on the spotlight and has worked as a highly paid celebrity DJ in Europe and in Las Vegas. Hilton has been a major draw with a residency at the Amnesia nightclub in celeb hotspot Ibiza, Spain, and according to TMZ, she even won the coveted “Women’s Newcomer of the Year” DJ award a few years ago.
In an interview last year with Nylon, Paris said she’s way too busy to ever do a reality show again, so fans will have to make do with Simple Life or BFF reruns.
“I get calls every single day from producers and networks begging me to come back to TV, but I’m so busy that I wouldn’t have time,” Paris said. “I’m focusing on my brand and my business. I don’t have time to do a show.”
Still, Paris Hilton is making time to work on a documentary about herself. Might as well strike while the iron is still hot.
Take a look at the video below to see Paris Hilton talking about her busy life as a DJ.
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