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San Francisco : CA : USA | Jul 06, 2012 at 5:53 AM PDT
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Katy Perry's much-awaited 3-D documentary, “Part of Me”, is now being shown in theaters, giving fans a chance to get a peek into Perry’s life. It covers behind the scenes from last year, which had Perry in the limelight for also her divorce with Russell Brand.

The documentary covers several important facets of Perry’s life. The movie sheds light on Perry’s upbringing, which was done in a rather conservative and strict fashion, her California Dreams Tours, her legal battles concerning her record label, besides her widely publicized divorce from Russell Brand. The young starlet had her moments of distress during the filming, but directors Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz told that Perry did not want any scenes cut from the movie no matter how emotional they were.

"There was never really any discussion of taking out the scenes that are a bit more emotional, maybe a bit more difficult, a bit harder to watch sometimes. I think it was important to Katy," Cutforth told MTV News. "People knew what she went through was not easy for her, and to make it look like it was would have been untruthful, and that's not her way. So there was really no discussion about not including it."

And while the filming was taking place, no one could have fathomed Perry’s divorce at a time when Perry was on an all-time career high.

"This movie captures an amazing moment in time," Lipsitz said. "When she started out on the tour, she probably didn't think it was going to be what it was going to be. The year was filled with five #1 singles, the highest point of her career, and an emotional heartbreak, so I think the two of those together make for an incredible film."

The making of the movie was no easy task. With so much footage to choose from, it was a hard task for Cutforth and Lipsitz deciding what to keep and what to cut for the fans.

"It was not an easy task pulling this together," Cutforth commented. "There were hundreds of hours of footage that had to be shaped into this movie in a very short space of time. It was a little scary at times, but it was always inspiring and exciting."

With so much footage available, some of it was bound to never make it to the screens. One particular scene Lipsitz felt fans would really like watching was Perry penning “Wide Awake”.

"We had a scene of her writing 'Wide Awake,' and I think that may be one thing people would love to have seen: Katy in the writing process," Lipsitz said. "But it just didn't fit in the film, so it will be on the DVD."

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