On Tuesday, Prime Video released the trailer for Maxine’s Baby: The Tyler Perry Story, which shadows into the details of the 54-year-old’s upbringing and path toward his growth into one of the most successful filmmakers of his generation.
Writer, actor, filmmaker, studio head and media titan, Tyler Perry, is America’s consummate multihyphenate. But underneath this entertainment behemoth is a man working humbly to heal his childhood trauma by transforming his pain into promise. Maxine’s Baby: The Tyler Perry Story, a nod to his mother’s love, is a tender and intimate portrait of visionary and innovator Tyler Perry: his harrowing but faithful road to the top of an industry that didn’t always include him.
With unfettered access, first-time directors Gelila Bekele and Armani Ortiz lead us into the inner-world of a man, whose story has never fully been told, as he becomes a father and a media mogul with a mission to pave his own road to the top. The product is a profound lesson on remembering where you came from to know where you want to go.
See the trailer inside, glad that we have had many chances to work together and he allowed me to cover his red carpet events, blessed!