The film will chart Perry’s meteoric rise from her God fearing middle-class upbringing to one of music’s top pop divas.
It will provide some insights into her personal life, especially growing up, but it’s unknown whether it will cover her 14-month marriage to and divorce from UK actor and comedian Russell Brand late last year. That has to be the darkest chapter in an otherwise stellar career.
Part of the reason cited for the divorce was the clash between Perry’s religious beliefs and Brand’s hedonistic, anti-religion outlook. Perry makes it clear that her evangelical parents shaped her early years.
“The atmosphere I grew up in was 100 percent Christian,” the singer says as the clip opens, with a quick flash of her mother waving a religious placard. Then tease then flashes through Perry’s various stage personas as “Firework” blares in the background.
before a montage of clips and the familiar tones of “Firework” kick things into high gear.
The film is slated for release sometime this summer, and Perry said at the Kids Choice Awards it could land in theaters in July.
In her video for the song Perry decides to enlist in the Marines after a bad breakup with a boyfriend. She goes through basic and even participates in a mock amphibious invasion with the troops. The clip drew protests that it constituted military propaganda.
Check out her teaser below.