We all know Paris Hilton as the jet-setting party girl who makes serious bank. She is the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, who founded Hilton Hotels.
In this new documentary, Paris is revealing her true self. The free spirit party girl is nothing more than a character she plays. It's been her persona for so long, Hilton has, at times, lost her real self. The upcoming documentary will help her find her true self and her happiness.
Paris Hilton will reveal that she experienced a childhood trauma that led her to create this free spirit character.
Up until this point, the trauma wasn't known to her family members. In the doc, she reveals all to her sister Nicky, and her mother Kathy.
In one part of the trailer, Nicky remarks "I just head screaming bloody murder."
Paris Hilton replied, "But I couldn't tell you guys, because every time I tried, I would get punished by them. I still have nightmares about it. The only thing that saved me from my sanity was thinking about who I wanted to become when I got out of there. I just created this brand and this persona and this character, and I been stuck with her ever since."
Nicky commented, "They say [with] trauma, the mind may forget, but the body never forgets. It's trapped in you, and it can come out whenever."
Hilton visited Jimmy Kimmel Live last month and told Kimmel that she's excited and nervous about revealing the topics discussed in the documentary. She added that she is truly a shy person, and that being her true self in the film was a completely different experience.
"This is Paris" will premiere on September 14 on Paris Hilton's YouTube channel. You can watch the trailer below.
My Two Cents
I added this to the feminism page because I know that whatever is in this film will generate a lot of backlash because she is a woman. Ignorant people will wonder why she waited so long to reveal the trauma, and they may even say that "she had it coming."
Listen, I don't know what she is going to reveal. I have a gut feeling it is an abuse of some kind. I come from childhood traumas myself. I was beaten constantly as a young child, I was molested twice before the age of 8, and I was sexually assaulted when I was 15. I was neglected and hated by my mother. I know all about creating a character in order to escape. I did that for a long time myself.
Nicky Hilton-Rothschild said something that is so very true. The body does not forget about the trauma.
I have PTSD from my traumas, and I occasionally get night terrors. I have serious 'flight or fight' impulses. I am always in survival mode.
Paris Hilton, I'm not sure if you will ever see this, and I don't know what you will reveal, but you are not alone. Don't be afraid to be yourself at your core. With trauma, take life day by day. Have a support system, and focus a ton on self-care.
Hilton doesn't need anyone to judge her right now. I think she is incredibly courageous for sharing a sensitive part of her life with the world. It will help a lot of people.
I will DEFINITELY be watching this documentary (and posting about it here on Unfiltered Feminism).
PS- Folks, just because she has money, it doesn't mean she is immune to trauma. Remember that. She is a human being.