Paris Hilton opens up in a documentary about the lonely life of fame in 'American Meme'
Paris Hilton has been the subject of Bert Marcus' 'The American Meme', a documentary that explores the loneliness and isolation that fame brings. In the documentary, Paris opened up about the trust issues she began developing as a result of getting "accustomed to being f**ed over" by most of the people she knew.
Paris was a phenomenon when she broke into the scene. Many critiqued her stardom to be 'famous for being famous'. That was her problem. The heiress was an icon following reality show 'The Simple Life' and had gained a steady fan following.
Now, nearly 15 years after her wild breakout into mainstream media, Paris opened up about the much-darker side of her fame.
The heiress says that being a star is stressful. "I'm constantly traveling; 250 days a year I'm on a plane, in a different country. So it gets really lonely sometimes," she said speaking to The Hollywood Reporter. The ex-party princess goes on to explain that she trusts her fans who are like family, and admitted to trusting them more than most people she personally knew.
The newly-engaged reality star also added the fact that her parents think that she's crazy. "They're always like, 'Why do you let them so into your life? I can't believe you give them your phone number. You're letting them stay at your house. Like, what's wrong with you?'" Paris said.
Paris says that her fans adore her only because they've watched her struggle and it has made them stronger. "I'm always trying to be there for them and let them know it's OK to be them," the DJ said.
What a struggle it has been, indeed. Paris first made it into the spotlight thanks to her infamous 2003 sex tape, 1 Night in Paris. Following that snafu, Paris landed herself in jail for 23 days back in 2007 for driving with a suspended license while on probation. The heiress has since picked herself up and dusted herself off, and made a huge change in her brand image. Now, Paris is a multi-talented, multi-business owned who loves to DJ.
Paris owes a lot of her strength to her fans, who she calls 'Little Hiltons'. "I can truly be myself around them. I know they're not judging me, they're not trying to use me. They just genuinely love me," the businesswoman said.
'The American Meme' not only features Paris Hilton, but also stars Brittany Furlan (@brittanyfurlan), Josh Ostrovsky (@thefatjewish) and Kirill Bichutsky (@slutwhisperer), who also find themselves struggling to stay relevant as well as streamline their lives on Instagram as well as off it.
The documentary 'American Meme' is set to premiere at New York's Tribeca Film Festival on April 27.