Associated Press publishes article about the premiere of Paris, Not France

The AP released an article about the premiere of “Paris, Not France”. As reported, Paris travelled¬†to Toronto to watch the film.

At the end, the director, Adria Petty, answered a few questions, but Paris didn’t. The documentary discusses about different aspects, such as her image, tabloid photographers and her business.

Some of Petty’s comments:

“It’s amazing that this woman is a human being and that people actually can be ruthless enough to forget that. That’s the one thing about this movie and about that experience with her is I could have just been shooting fluff, but she gave me a lot more.”

“[She] created a mystery about herself that a film like this maybe wouldn’t have been a great thing for her in the past. But now, she’s been so saturated in the media. We’re so used to her. To see a new side of her is so exciting.”

Paris signed a few autographs before leaving the theater.

Posted: September 9th, 2008
Comments: 2


From: James
Time: September 10, 2008, 12:39 am

wow. i really want to see this now! i would really like to know more about paris from b4 she was famous.

From: Django
Time: September 10, 2008, 2:47 am

I don’t think the documentary will show a “dark” side to Paris as such (as others allude to in the previous article). I don’t think she has one (to me a “dark” side would be cruelty or turning round and being nasty about people she was nice to in person or something like that).

Paris’s loyal fans surely already know that she’s a human being and things can affect her. They already know that she has feelings and that certain things like the sex tape, lack of privacy and how people hate on her or make up stories can have an effect on her and make her unhappy. That’s human, rather than dark to me. I idolise her as much as anyone. She cheers me up when I’m depressed and I’m always grateful to her for it. But I’ve always been aware of her as a human being and that’s part of what makes her so wonderful, rather than a dark side or a weakness.

I’m glad Paris supports the project and that the director speaks well of her. I hope the documentary comes to be widely seen and opens up a few closed or hateful minds out there (although Paris haters seem to be among the most zealous, intolerant, brainwashed and most closed minded on earth – who else feels so unhappy in their life that they have to chase up every link, news story or even torrent site just to post a snide remark or spread hate about someone they don’t even know?). I think it’s for the people who don’t follow Paris’s life and career so closely, that the documentary will be the real revelation.