Part of Me completely changed my view on Katy. Before I watched the movie, I already knew she grew up in a very Christian household and had previous record deals fail. But the movie drastically changed my view.
Going to be 100% upfront: Before the movie, if you said Katy Perry, I'd respond "Oh she's a pop singer with a great voice and big boobs. I like some of her songs." After the movie, I have literally almost got in a fight with someone who insulted her and said "she just has nice boobs". My view on her after the movie is "Great singer, Great song writer, really nice person, +++++++respect." No joke, I would fight someone if they legitimately insulted Katy in front of me, a feat only KISS has reached for me. Not even the Cowboys, and I'm a huge Cowboys fan
I guess I never quite realized how tough it is while on tour, scratch that, I never realized how tough Katy had it on tour. I already know how tough touring can be (KISS Army hardcore since 2009). I know all great artists are able to mask that on stage and put the show forward, and seeing Katy break down like that in the movie, and keep pushing touched my heart. 95% of my music listening since I watched that movie about a week ago or something like that, has been Katy Perry. Some of her songs, now that I know her backstory, can sometimes make me sad.
Part of Me is arguably one of the best behind the scenes movies I've ever seen. When I saw that her makeup artist, and stylist and what have you were all the same ones that she had when she was still fighting to make it big, gained a lot of respect from me. Not many artists are able to remember where they came from. ( I feel like I do this a lot but) That's what KISS is a lot about. Remembering where you came from. Now, KISS and Katy go about it in two different ways kinda sorta. But really they aren't that different in the way they go about it. A huge highlight of every KISS show is this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=AX1fgGQrUDM#t=75s
To see that Katy brings fans onstage during the show put a smile on my face.
Back to the movie though; Seeing how much of a great person, and dedicated wife she was (still sad for on on that one
) made me love her as a person and musician.