New JLo documentary, Halftime, heads to Netflix

Jennifer Lopez performing on stage
(Image credit: Netflix)

Netflix subscribers will get to know Jenny from the Block a little bit better this summer, as Jennifer Lopez will be the subject of a brand new documentary, Halftime, set to premiere on the streaming service this June. As the title alludes to, the documentary will be centered on JLo's popular Super Bowl halftime performance in 2020.

The documentary will be more than just a behind-the-scenes look at one of Lopez's most iconic performances though, it will also give fans a deeper look into both her professional and personal life. This includes her journey as a mom and Latinx creative powerhouse. As Netflix describes it, "This is the Lopez you don't see in glossy interviews."

Halftime debuts on Netflix on Tuesday, June 14. Before that, the documentary has been picked to be the opening night movie at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, which takes place from June 8-19.  It's a fitting premiere location for the New York star.

It's just the beginning.


JLo posted the news on her Instagram, with the caption "It's just the beginning. Halftime, a @Netflix Documentary about Jennifer Lopez, releasing June 14."

It's been a busy year already for Lopez. Back in February, she starred in the romantic comedy Marry Me alongside Owen Wilson (currently available to stream in the US, on Peacock Premium) and just recently she and Ben Affleck announced their engagement. We don't think much of this recent news would make it into the documentary, but you'll have to check it out to be sure.

Lopez is the latest music superstar to have a Netflix documentary made about her. Other Netflix documentaries have featured Taylor Swift (Miss Americana) and Beyoncé (Homecoming). Another infamous female celebrity is getting the Netflix doc treatment soon when the streaming service broadcasts The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes as one of its new April titles.

To watch Jennifer Lopez's Halftime or any of the other mentioned documentaries, you'll need to subscribe to Netflix.

Michael Balderston

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Only Murders in the Building, Yellowstone, The Boys, Game of Thrones and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd.