From teens to superstars, Netflix documentary tracks Blackpink’s rise

From teens to superstars, Netflix documentary tracks Blackpink’s rise

From teenagers to superstars, Netflix documentary tracks Blackpink’s rise

By: Reuters | London |

Up to date: October 13, 2020 2:53:14 pm

South Korea's Blackpink Girl GroupBlackpink: Gentle Up The Sky will premiere on October 14 on Netflix. (Picture: Twitter/BLACKPINK)

Blackpink followers will see a softer facet to the Okay-pop lady energy group in a Netflix documentary during which its members open up about their journey from teenage trainees to world superstars.

Blackpink has develop into a worldwide phenomenon since their debut in South Korea 4 years in the past.

A few of their songs together with “Kill This Love” have over one billion hits on YouTube they usually have collaborated with stars reminiscent of Woman Gaga and Cardi B. In 2018, they labored with Dua Lipa on the one “Kiss and Make up”.

The foursome — Jisoo, Jennie, Rose and Lisa — are recognized for his or her catchy tunes mixing Korean and English and slick dance routines, however in Blackpink: Gentle Up The Sky, which premieres on October 14, they wished to dig deeper, stated filmmaker Caroline Suh.

Suh mixed dwelling movies, behind the scenes footage and candid interviews to inform the life tales of the 4 girls, aged 23 to 25, of whom solely Jisoo grew up in Korea.

Lisa is Thai, Rose grew up in Australia and New Zealand and Jennie moved to New Zealand on her personal as an 8-year-old, residing with a home-stay household.

“I hope that the movie humanises the Blackpink members so they’re seen as extra three dimensional and never as sort of one dimensional Okay-pop stars and idols,” stated Suh. “I hope that individuals are empathetic towards them and cheer them on.”

As she gained the members’ belief, they began to share their experiences, together with hardships they endured as trainees, Suh stated.

Children hoping to make it on the earth of Okay-pop be part of coaching programmes consisting of hours of each day dance classes, voice coaching and faculty work, alongside weekly auditions. They aren’t all the time profitable.

YG Leisure, which shaped the group, didn’t set any situations for the movie crew, Suh stated.

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