Paris Hilton breaks down in tears over childhood trauma in trailer for new documentary

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Photo credit: YouTube
Photo credit: YouTube

From Cosmopolitan

A new Paris Hilton documentary, This is Paris, is hitting our screens next month, and sees the star open up about the darker side of her childhood, detailing "something [that] happened" to her as a teenager.

Earlier this month PEOPLE obtained an exclusive preview of the YouTube Originals documentary which reportedly sees Paris discuss the mental abuse she experienced as a teenager at boarding school. Today YouTube have released the full trailer for the show, which shows Paris discussing her difficult experiences with friends and family, including her younger sister Nicky Hilton.

Here's everything we know about the documentary so far...

What's This is Paris about?

The documentary will see Paris talk at length about the character she has become throughout her career, saying, "I'm so used to playing a character that it's hard for me to be normal."

Additionally, the documentary description reveals that the show will see Paris confront "the heartbreaking trauma" from her past.

It states, "This Is Paris uncovers the hidden past of the international icon. As Paris confronts the heartbreaking trauma that forged who she is today, this deeply compelling portrait tells the real story of a teenage girl desperate to escape into a fantasy and sheds new light on the insta-fame culture that Paris helped to create."

Photo credit: YouTube
Photo credit: YouTube

Do we have a trailer for This is Paris?

The full trailer for This is Paris was finally released today, and it shows an emotional Paris tear up as she talks to sister Nicky about traumas experienced in her childhood.

Elsewhere in the documentary Paris talks about the "character" she has had to play over the years, saying, "I created this brand and this persona and this character, and I've been stuck with her ever since."

If you didn't catch the trailer above, you can watch it again here.

Who's involved in the documentary?

Paris's family play a big part, and previously Paris appeared on US show The Talk back in March and discussed how big a part director Alexandra Dean played in making the documentary come together.

"I became so close with the director, and she really asked me so many questions. I started thinking about my past and what I've been through and realised just how much it's affected my life and how I was holding on to so much trauma for so long," she explained.

Photo credit: David Livingston - Getty Images
Photo credit: David Livingston - Getty Images

"I think when people see this film, they're really going to see a different side to me than they've ever seen before," Paris continued. "Because I honestly didn't even know who I was up until this year. I really learned a lot about myself through this film."

When is This is Paris being released?

This is Paris comes out on Paris' YouTube channel on 14th September.

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