Anitta: Made in Honorio is a six-part docuseries about Brazilian pop star Anitta. It is directed by Andrucha Waddington and Pedro Waddington.
Fame is hard, especially when you come from humble backgrounds. If you want to make it big in the entertainment world, you’d have to give it your all. And that is what Anitta did.
Born in Honório Gurgel, Rio de Janeiro, Larissa de Macedo Machado is a name that is a constant in the country’s charts all the time. Or, at least, her stage name Anitta. Not only a singer, but this Brazilian powerhouse is also an actress and businesswoman and Netflix’s documentary takes a comprehensive look at what it takes to make a star. She’s an up-and-coming star in Brazil and is slowly making headlines internationally as well and the docuseries takes a look at the behind-the-scenes of it all.
Made in Honorio takes a look at Anitta’s life and career in a way that has probably not come to the forefront before this. It follows the star during her most intimate moments and moments during the preparation of her shows. The excitement and anxiety that she faces before a show or during the preparation of it can be seen clearly on the magnetic star’s actions and face. The show takes us on a ride to these small and intimate times but also gives us the bigger picture.
Born to humble parents and raised by her mother, Anitta has struggled a lot to be where she is today. She is quite vocal about her struggles and is also vocal about doing something for the people who come into this industry after her. You see flashes of her true self behind the glitz and glam as the series continues.
Made in Honorio shows us the real person behind the star and tells us what she is actually made of. You can see the amount of work she puts in behind everything that she does. It’s a heart-warming look at the person behind the star and what makes her click.
The series never makes Anitta out to be something that she is not. If anything, it humanises her even more. The behind-the-scenes footage that we see is Anitta at her rawest. She’s a woman who knows what she wants and won’t stop until she gets it and that’s why she has collaborated with the biggest and best of the industry and made a name for herself all over the world.
We also see Anitta’s humorous side in the series and she’s always having fun and keeping it light. Her humble attitude comes forth with her mingling with everyone around her. She talks about various facets of her life – her wild and humble sides and gives an in-depth look into her family and close ones as well. The time with her family is probably the most heart-warming moments of the series, especially because she doesn’t get a lot of time with them. They are sweet and humble moments where Anitta is her own self and is completely who she truly is.
Anitta also talks about how the life of a celebrity is not what she had envisioned. There’s a lot of struggle involved, especially when it comes to finding someone to love. Everyone’s after the fame and money and it can get difficult. Made in Honorio is filled with such heart-warming moments of truth and realities that hit you hard because it makes such an impact on the star.
Summing up: Anitta: Made in Honorio
Made in Honorio takes a candid and humble look at the star who is a powerhouse of talent. We see her funny, sweet and vulnerable side here, a side not a lot of people get to see. There’s a lot of truth and warmth in the series that grows on you as the episodes progress. It is definitely something to look into.
Anitta: Made in Honorio is streaming on Netflix.
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