The Best Netflix Music Docos To Stream While We Wait For Beyoncé's 'Homecoming'
The Beyhive is buzzing with excitement at the prospect of a Netflix documentary about Beyonce's performance at the 2018 Coachella festival.
The streaming giant sent the internet into a tizzy after uploading a cryptic image on social media of an all-yellow background with the word “Homecoming” written across it, along with a date, April 17.
For the uninitiated it looks like it could be anything -- but for the Beyhive, this was a sign that Queen Bey is about to drop a live music documentary on the platform.
There are also a bunch of hidden clues to consider, including:
- The fact that April 17th just so happens to fall between the first and second weekend of Coachella.
- The title Homecoming could be referencing the Homecoming Scholars Award Program that Bey launched, which is a merit program that provides funding for students who wish to attend historically black colleges and universities.
- It's the same font Bey used on her merch during her Coachella set.
Either way, fans are beyond excitement over the announcement, and same tbh.
So as we sit here with bated breath over this potential doco to drop, here are some other music documentaries to get into in the meantime that are available to stream now.
Grab the tissues, 'cos you'll definitely need them for this film about the life and death of British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse. Starting from her teen years as an aspiring songstress featuring old footage, it follows the starlet as she finds global success, ending in her downward spiral into alcoholism, drugs and eventual death.
Documenting the total sh*tshow that was the "luxury music festival" Fyre Festival, the film goes BTS to show what exactly went wrong at the doomed event. Between founder Billy McFarland's refusal to cancel the festival despite every sign pointing to it being a disaster, to the hospitable Bahamian residents who opened up their businesses only to get royally screwed over, the flick is full of wild revelations that left us totally gobsmacked.
The Dirt (2019)
While it's not *technically* a music documentary, The Dirt is a biopic based on the bestselling autobiography from Mötley Crüe and is definitely not to be missed. Starring Machine Gun Kelly (as Tommy Lee) and Pete Davidson (as Tom Zutaut, an A&R rep) -- just to name a few -- the flick follows what it was like to be part of the iconic band at the height of their fame (hint: there's a whole lot of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll).
Gaga: Five Foot Two (2017)
Directed by Chris Moukarbel and shot over an extended period of time throughout the making of Gaga's fifth studio album, Joanne, the film gives a raw insight to the woman behind the glitz, glamour, and larger than life persona that is Lady Gaga -- and that includes the pain, uncertainty, and heartbreak the star experiences all while trying to channel it all through her music.
When it comes to stage presence, you'd be hard finding someone who goes harder than Taylor Swift. Taking the stage for her Dallas concert of the Reputation Stadium Tour, the live concert documentary celebrates a monumental night of music, memories and visual magic. Also, did you know that Reputation was 2018's best-selling album, according to Billboard, and she also pulled off the biggest-selling U.S. tour in history, according to Pollstar? Now that's impressive!