Shania Twain is reflecting on the “surreal” experience of filming a documentary about her own career, as the project finally premieres on Tuesday (July 26). The country music icon shared on her social media channels that the documentary, Not Just A Girl — with an accompanying album — got started via virtual interviews in 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic began.
“Filming a documentary about myself was pretty surreal and even more so during a pandemic! We started this whole thing in 2020 and did a lot of interviews and prep stuff over zoom…” Twain shared in a tweet, along with a brief teaser for the documentary. She continued: “...while trying to film as much as we could during the moments when the world opened up a little more and people were able to travel. All of that has resulted in Not Just A Girl… I hope you enjoy watching it.”
Twain added a thankful message to the team that put the Netflix documentary together. The film includes interviews with Lionel Richie, Diplo, Avril Lavigne, Orville Peck, Kelsea Ballerini and more, hailing Twain a “trailblazer” who “paved the way” for other artists. It reflects on Twain’s legendary career, including “enormous risks” and her path to becoming a “global pop phenomenon” while breaking down stereotypes of “what it took to be a country star,” among other notable moments. The documentary goes hand-in-hand with an 18-track album, Not Just A Girl (The Highlights). Watch the full trailer here: