New Jennifer Lopez documentary shows journey to finding her truest self—everything you need to know about the Netflix film

New Jennifer Lopez documentary from Netflix set to open world-famous Tribeca Festival—but will it feature A-Rod and Ben Affleck?

Jennifer Lopez Documentary: Jennifer Lopez performs onstage during the Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida.
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The New Jennifer Lopez documentary, from Netlfix, is set to show her stratospheric rise from Jenny from the block to the creative powerhouse, mother, activist, and Latina icon she is today.

Just when you thought Jennifer Lopez's engagement ring was the biggest thing on the superstar's radar, better think twice—because it turns out there's more. The internationally renowned Tribeca Festival, held in New York City, is set to open its 2022 event with the new Jennifer Lopez documentary, Halftime. The film comes a year after Jennifer Lopez celebrated 30 years in the entertainment industry,

In a cryptic post about the new film simply showed its official poster with a post captioned. "It's just the beginning. Halftime, a Netflix Documentary about Jennifer Lopez, releasing June 14."

So what do we know about the film? Luckily, we have more information about the upcoming movie, and here's everything we know so far.

Shakira and Jlo have the most viewed Super Bowl halftime show

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What is Jennifer Lopez's Netflix documentary about?

According to the blurb on the Tribeca site, Halftime, "offers an intimate peek behind the curtain revealing the grit and determination that makes Jennifer Lopez the icon she is, from her performances onscreen and on stages around the world, to her Super Bowl Halftime show, to the recent Presidential inauguration."

The film will focus on the international superstar and her journey to where she is now. It tells of one woman, "who has inspired people for decades with her perseverance, creative brilliance, and cultural contributions." 

Although she's done a heck of a lot during her lifetime so far, the film serves to emphasize that this is only 'the beginning.' The name references her unforgettable Superbowl 2020 halftime performance with Shakira, and this being a halfway point in her life.

The film is, "a kickoff to the second half of Lopez’s life, as she lays bare her evolution as a Latina, a mother, and an artist, taking agency in her career and using her voice for a greater purpose."

The film's director, and Tribeca Festival Alum Amanda Micheli, said of the news, “It’s an honor to be selected for the opening night of Tribeca, and so fitting to be celebrating this critical milestone in Jennifer’s life and career just miles from where she grew up!"

Who will feature in Jennifer Lopez's documentary?

Ostensibly, this film is focused on her career, in particular the Superbowl show for which it's partially named. However, it's set to delve a little deeper, as the Tribeca press release explains. "She reflects on her milestones and evolution as an artist, and navigates the second half of her career continuing to entertain, empower, and inspire."

It's likely that the project will feature those nearest and dearest to her. So will it feature her break-ups and make-ups? Will she reflect on the re-emergence of Bennifer? That remains to be seen, but it will be a closer, more intimate look at JLo than we've seen before. 

As the Netflix description explains, "Much like the diva-led docs of years past, this is more than a simple concert diary: It’s a glimpse into Lopez’s most fiercely protected, private moments—the kind of behind-the-scenes access fans crave."

Well, that sounds like a solid maybe to us!

Aoife Hanna
Aoife Hanna

Aoife is Junior News Editor at woman&home.

She's an Irish journalist and writer with a background in creative writing, comedy, and TV production.

Formerly Aoife was a contributing writer at Bustle and her words can be found in the Metro, Huffpost, Delicious, Imperica, EVOKE and her poetry features in the Queer Life, Queer Love anthology.

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