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Lil Nas X to World Premiere First-Ever Documentary 'Long Live Montero' at Toronto Film Festival

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'Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero' TIFF Toronto Film Festival
'Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero' | Source: TIFF

In a groundbreaking moment for the entertainment industry, multi-talented artist Lil Nas X is poised to make his mark at the 2023 Toronto Film Festival (TIFF) with the premiere of his debut documentary, "Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero."

The film, co-directed by Carlos López Estrada, renowned for his work on "Blindspotting," and filmmaker Zac Manuel, is set to be a highlight in TIFF's Gala program. The festival itself will run from September 7th to the 17th.

"Long Live Montero" promises an intimate and revealing look into the life and career of Lil Nas X, a trailblazing artist who has been openly gay since the outset of his meteoric rise to fame. The documentary was shot over 60 days during his first global concert tour. His doc is expected to shed light on his journey as an LGBTQ+ icon and his evolution as a rapper, singer, and cultural phenomenon.

Fans and industry insiders alike are eagerly anticipating this glimpse into the world of the artist who burst onto the scene with the viral hit "Old Town Road" and continued to break boundaries with tracks like "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)" and "Industry Baby."

'Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero'
'Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero'

Lil Nas X, born Montero Lamar Hill, has become known not only for his chart-topping music but also for his fearless approach to self-expression and his unapologetic embrace of his sexuality.

The decision to premiere "Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero" at TIFF underscores the growing importance of LGBTQ+ voices and stories in the entertainment industry. Lil Nas X's journey from a young artist with a vision to a global superstar is a testament to the power of authenticity and creativity.

The documentary is produced by RadicalMedia in association with Sony Music Entertainment's Premium Content Division, Columbia Records, and Museum & Crane.

“Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero is a triumphant ode to the extraordinary power of self-expression, music, and identity,” TIFF CEO Cameron Bailey said.

“In this groundbreaking documentary, we witness Lil Nas X challenging boundaries and reshaping the artistic landscape. The film’s captivating journey underscores the profound impact of Lil Nas X, who fearlessly brings audiences together through the universal language of music. We are thrilled to host Lil Nas X at TIFF this year.”

TIFF's Gala program, which features high-profile films and red-carpet premieres, is the perfect platform for "Long Live Montero" to make its mark in the world of cinema. The festival's history of showcasing diverse and compelling stories aligns seamlessly with the documentary's mission to celebrate individuality and self-acceptance.

As the entertainment world eagerly awaits the debut of "Long Live Montero" at TIFF, it's clear that Lil Nas X is not only reshaping the music industry but also making a significant impact on the world of film.

This documentary promises to be a milestone moment for both the artist and the LGBTQ+ community, offering a heartfelt and authentic glimpse into the life of a true trailblazer.


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