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Great news for fans of mid-aughts pop culture, purse-sized puppies, and celebrity comeback stories: Paris Hilton is getting a brand-new documentary, which she’ll produce herself with the help of Jamie Freed (who executive produced the 2011 reality show The World According to Paris) and several production companies, who are shopping the project around at this week’s Cannes Film Festival.
“Paris Hilton is a modern day Marilyn Monroe — beautiful, iconized, world famous, shaped by mass media and misunderstood,” said Don Argott and Sheena Joyce, the directors of the as-yet-untitled doc. “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.”
Interestingly, this marks the second documentary that’s been made about the elder Hilton sister; 2008’s Paris, Not France delved into her life following the end of her reality show The Simple Life and the release of her debut studio album, Paris. Presumably, considering that filming will begin this summer in Ibiza, this second “unflinching, authorized documentary” will explore the star’s reinvention as a superstar DJ and savvy businesswoman — though we expect it’ll also touch on Hilton's tabloid beginnings and how she’s shaped celebrity culture since the 2000s. After all, for better or worse, we probably wouldn’t have the Kardashians without Paris.