This is Paris

This is Paris

2020, Biography  -   6 Comments
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She's been viewed as a sex symbol, a reality show starlet, and a punchline. Is that really all there is to her or is it merely a character of her own creation? The intimate and confessional feature length documentary This is Paris is an attempt to shed light on the real Paris Hilton, clear up long standing misconceptions and rehabilitate her tarnished image.

The great-granddaughter of Hilton Hotels founder Conrad Hilton, Paris was seemingly raised in the lap of luxury. She carried that image into her career and business ventures. In her reality TV show The Simple Life, she came across as a vapid and over-privileged buffoon. The exposure of a private sex tape further degraded her image in the eyes of a vulturous media and a condemning public. She was the first in a long line of public figures who became famous for being famous, and her rise to stardom also gave birth to many of the social media phenomena that run rampant today.

"That’s not me," Paris contends in the opening moments of the film. "No one knows who I am really am." Those closest to her - including her mother and sister Nicky - offer their recollections of Paris as a young child, a beautiful and precocious tomboy who loved animals. But her childhood was shattered by an incident of abuse she suffered while in boarding school. It's a secret she's kept hidden from public until the release of this film.

Plagued by frequent nightmares and the bruising demands of her brand machine, Paris slowly begins to let down her guard in front of the cameras. It's a new experience for her; she's accustomed to maintaining the strict posture of a runway model or the carefully cultivated persona of a dumbed-down reality star.

As the years have progressed, she began to recognize the limitations of this persona, and worked to establish a more respectable brand worthy of her family name. Her name is now carried on 17 worldwide brands across the beauty spectrum. Her perfumes alone have grossed well in excess of three billion dollars.

This is is a surprisingly human portrait and will likely entertain and enlighten both her die-hard fans and most skeptical detractors.

Directed by: Alexandra Dean

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6 Comments / User Reviews

  1. David

    Paris Hilton has Histrionic personality disorder

    Histrionic personality disorder is one of a group of conditions called dramatic personality disorders. People with these disorders have intense, unstable emotions and distorted self-images. For people with histrionic personality disorder, their self-esteem depends on the approval of others and does not arise from a true feeling of self-worth. They have an overwhelming desire to be noticed, and often behave dramatically or inappropriately to get attention. The word histrionic means “dramatic or theatrical.”

    In many cases, people with histrionic personality disorder have good social skills; however, they tend to use these skills to manipulate others so that they can be the center of attention.

    A person with this disorder might also:

    Be uncomfortable unless he or she is the center of attention
    Dress provocatively and/or exhibit inappropriately seductive or flirtatious behavior
    Shift emotions rapidly
    Act very dramatically—as though performing before an audience—with exaggerated emotions and expressions, yet appears to lack sincerity
    Be overly concerned with physical appearance
    Constantly seek reassurance or approval
    Be gullible and easily influenced by others
    Be excessively sensitive to criticism or disapproval
    Have a low tolerance for frustration and be easily bored by routine, often beginning projects without finishing them or skipping from one event to another
    Not think before acting
    Make rash decisions
    Be self-centered and rarely show concern for others
    Have difficulty maintaining relationships, often seeming fake or shallow in their dealings with others

  2. Jon

    An air head famous for nothing. Poster girl for the regression of society. Never understood her popularity.

  3. Herman

    To Paris Hilton,
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Years...
    San Francisco, Ca.
    P.S. I Love to be here.
    I am..stuff...to rebuilt
    I am UNITE H.E.R.E. Local 2.
    Happy Holidays

  4. Teree

    Paris Hilton.... I laughed, I cried, I was envious, and I felt your pain on so many levels. Obviously, this, Tom Pain, is a complete douchebag. Hopefully nobody takes what he has to say, seriously. He lacks intelligence, (which, by the way, he has to point out. Hehehe, pat yourself on the back Tom, cuz nobody else will?) and empathy. I'm guessing he is a classic narcissist. Great film, I feel like I know Paris personally, and she is a real person, not her Brand!!

  5. Tom Pain

    Hmmmmm? Stop making stupid people famous. I think I would prefer to watch a film about an animal liberation activist or an environmental scientist or an essential worker nurse. I personally am repulsed by the notion of watching a film about the lifestyle of the rich and vapid. The very idea insults my intelligence.

    1. James McElligott

      I agree. What is this film doing on a documentary site? This is 100% pure promotion.