“I’m not doing this for an award. No, I do this to connect with people.”
The year 2020 has been known for… well, many things. But I think it’s easy to say that Jennifer Lopez was on top of the world before the pandemic that derailed life for us all.
She had just played along hustlers towards the end of 2019 and received some well-deserved Oscar raptures in the new year.
And in February 2020, she was all there was for everyone to talk about when over 104 million people tuned in to see her and Shakira tear up the Super Bowl halftime stage!
And now – luckily for all of us – J.Lo is showing us every detail about this time in her life in her latest Netflix documentary. halftime.
The trailer just came out today, so let me break down what’s in store for us. First, we open rehearsals with J.Lo for her halftime performance. She begins by telling her dancers that a good performance consists of everyone working in sync.
And then she mentions something we already know, that J.Lo brought the whole thing down to a science.
She becomes vulnerable when she speaks about how the public has perceived and spoken about her for years.
And we get a glimpse of some of the horrific things that have been said to her or about her over the years.
Ben Affleck, who’s obviously been around since her early career years, even shows up to ask how Jennifer was able to handle it all.
We then fast-forward hustlers Territory where the world couldn’t help but say that J.Lo was a shoe for an Oscar nomination.
Even Jennifer was beginning to think it was a powerful possibility.
That is, until she was snubbed by the Academy and had to reevaluate who she really was and what really mattered.
We then see some tense moments leading up to their halftime performance.
And she makes her intentions clear when she talks about what she expects from this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
We then see her biceps — which, like WOW — as she talks about why all of this matters to her.
And finally, J.Lo ends the trailer by talking about how hard it was for her to be validated in this industry.
And despite a decades-long career marked by many great achievements, she feels that her “life is just beginning.”
Watch the full trailer below and watch the doc when it comes to Netflix on June 14th.