Before Katy Perry was Katy Perry, she was Katy Hudson, a preachers’ daughter and aspiring gospel singer. Her parents are both Pentecostal preachers, and when Katy was growing up she was forbidden to read Harry Potter, listen to any non-Christian music, or even watch the first Sister Act movie (the second one was a-okay). After a failed attempt at a gospel career under her real name, Katy reinvented herself as the candy-loving boob-flaunting superstar she is today. She says that the first non-Christian album she ever listened to was Alanis Morissette’s megahit Jagged Little Pill. Going from Jesus music to “would she go down on you in a theater?” must have been one hell of a culture shock.
Katy’s new autobiographical movie, Part of Me, fills in some of the gaps in Katy’s life story and gives an inside look at her most recent tour. Although Mom and Dad’s efforts to set her up with Tim Tebow didn’t work out, “She also explains that although she doesn’t believe in everything her parents do, she does believe in God. After several of her on-stage performances, you can see Katy mouthing the words, ‘Thank you, God,’” notes The Huffington Post. The trailer’s above.