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Jennifer Lopez’s ‘Halftime’ doc opens Tribeca Film Festival 2022

Jennifer Lopez’s ‘Halftime’ doc opens Tribeca Film Festival 2022

When Jennifer Lopez needed to share the Tremendous Bowl halftime stage co-headlining with Shakira in 2020, some — myself included — puzzled why Jenny wanted anyone else on her block. 

Though the 2 Latina divas performed good and hugged it out on the Arduous Rock Stadium in Miami, it seems Lopez wasn’t feelin’ so good about having to squeeze in a single typical headliner’s present in half the time.

The 52-year previous Bronx icon vents her frustration about it throughout “Halftime,” the J.Lo documentary that opened the Tribeca Film Festival Wednesday evening on the United Palace Theater earlier than it premieres on Netflix June 14.

“This was the worst thought on the planet,” says a pissed-off Lopez, who’s seen preventing with the NFL for extra time to do her set justice.

Whereas Lopez doesn’t come proper out and say why she needed to cut up her stage time with Shakira, her longtime supervisor, Benny Medina, doesn’t mince phrases concerning the disrespect.

“It was an insult to assume that you just wanted two Latinas to do the job that one artist traditionally has completed,” he says.

Jennifer Lopez attends "Halftime" Premiere during the Tribeca Film Festival Opening Night on June 8, 2022 in New York City.
Jennifer Lopez attends “Halftime” Premiere in the course of the Tribeca Film Festival Opening Evening on June 8, 2022 in New York Metropolis.
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Jennifer Lopez is seen along with her dancers.
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And whereas Lopez is seen on Zoom with Shakira attempting to make one of the best of a not-so-super scenario — “We are able to convey everyone collectively on this second,” she says — the friction didn’t precisely make for the friendliest of rehearsals between the 2.

They’re cordial {and professional} at greatest, however let’s simply say Shakira shouldn’t expect an invite to Bennifer 2.0’s wedding ceremony.

However who can blame La Lopez? This was her second, and she or he deserved to personal it herself.  

“That is one thing I’ve been working for and hoping for for years,” she says.

“Halftime” additionally reveals that Lopez fought with the NFL over utilizing kids in cages to ship a political message about former President Donald Trump placing migrant kids into detention camps.

“The NFL had an actual concern about making a press release about immigration,” says Medina.

The documentary glosses over other areas of Jennifer Lopez’s career and personal life
The documentary glosses over different areas of Jennifer Lopez’s profession and private life.
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Jennifer Lopez
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However after the NFL requested Lopez to take away the cages the day earlier than the Tremendous Bowl, she didn’t again down. “We’re not altering the present,” she instructed them.

About half of “Halftime” is concerning the Tremendous Bowl, taking you behind the scenes of rehearsals. 

The Tremendous Bowl can be positioned as the large, final win for Lopez after she misplaced out on an Oscar nomination for “Hustlers.” And the star is open about her disappointment for her and her staff after getting the hype—and her hopes—up within the awards-season marketing campaign path.

Ben Affleck speaks on the disrespect Lopez has had to deal with in the business world as a Latina.
Ben Affleck speaks on the disrespect Lopez has needed to cope with within the enterprise world as a Latina.
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However the documentary glosses over different areas of Lopez’s profession and private life. There’s hardly something about Lopez’s relationships along with her well-known flames right here — though fiancé Ben Affleck briefly seems to weigh in on his woman having to cope with disrespect within the enterprise as a Latina.

And Lopez herself is aware of about that each one too nicely.  In the beginning of the documentary, she says, “My complete life I’ve battled and battled to be heard, to be seen, to be taken severely.” 

Jennifer Lopez performing during the Super Bowl's Halftime in 2020.
Jennifer Lopez performing in the course of the Tremendous Bowl’s Halftime in 2020.
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Jennifer Lopez was joined by Shakira for the halftime show.
Jennifer Lopez was later joined by Shakira for the halftime present.
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