Lil Nas X HBO Documentary Long Live Montero Premieres January 27

The upcoming Lil Nas X HBO Documentary will focus on the Georgia-born hip-hop artist

Premiering on January 27, the Lil Nas X HBO documentary Long Live Montero will follow Montero Lamar Hill as he gets ready for his first ever headlining US tour. Over the course of 60 days, the doc covers Lil Nas X as he talks about his musical career and footprint in the industry.

“With unparalleled access, the film follows the genre-breaking artist on a personal journey of self-investigation and discovery as he creates, rehearses, and performs nightly in front of his legions of devoted fans,” the synopsis reads.

As a “verité-style film,” the Lil Nas X HBO documentary Long Live Montero is divided into three sections, Rebirth, Transformation, and Becoming, which are modeled after Lil Nas X’s theatrical production. The documentary will provide viewers with “unparalleled access” to the artist as tries to make sense of his life during his quick ascent to fame.

Lil Nas X HBO Doc

Zac Manuel and Carlos López Estrada, the Oscar-nominated director of Blindspotting, Summertime, Raya and the Last Dragon, and director of music videos for Billie Eilish, Katy Perry, and Carly Rae Jepsen, are behind Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero. Manuel has directed and worked on cinematography on Alone, Buckjumping, America, Time, Nonstop, This Body, and The Cut.

According to a press release, the Lil Nas X HBO documentary shows him being “vulnerable and raw off stage and spectacular on stage.” It also promises to “transport the audience through the highs and lows of his life via his deeply personal music, while behind the scenes, the film reveals a sensitive young man still exploring his own queer identity, complicated relationships with family members, and his aspirations as a force for self-expression and acceptance.”

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