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Tuesday 2 September 2014

Director: Katy Perry's not fluff

Jane Lipsitz said Katy Perry is smart and has plenty of business acumen

Katy Perry is not just "fluff", director Jane Lipsitz has said.

The New York filmmaker - who co-directed the US pop star's concert documentary Katy Perry: Part Of Me with Dan Cutforth - said the biggest misconception people have of the singer is that she's not a serious person.

"I think probably that she's fluff and that she doesn't have a lot of depth, and that she doesn't write her songs. There's a lot more to her than all of those things," she said.

"That is probably what people perceive but this movie is meant to say that that's not true - that Katy is smart, writes beautiful songs, is emotional, connects with her fans and has a lot of business acumen."

The film, which is in cinemas now, was shot during Katy's year-long California Dreams world tour, and Jane said that the tight schedule proved to be the biggest challenge.

"The time frame was incredibly intense. We were on a really accelerated schedule - you want to have the time to nuance it, get the right details and really make it feel special," she admitted.

"Trying to turn the film around in such a short period of time was really hard. It was pretty gruelling: it was around-the-clock, seven days a week for three or four months straight."

:: Katy Perry: Part Of Me is in cinemas now.

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