(CNN) - Promising to give viewers a look at the real woman behind the music, HBO announced a new documentary about Beyonce.
The film debuts in February and the Grammy winner herself is directing and executive producing it.
According to HBO, the documentary will strip away the "veneer of stardom" to explore how Beyonce's "extraordinary gifts" have made her a "global phenomenon."
Beyonce shot some of the footage herself on her laptop.
She explains what it was like to become a mother and why, for her, the stage is a refuge.