Beautiful Lie - An Affair With Myself
This is a pivotal scene in a complex character study.
Slated for release in 2023, Beautiful Lie is a feature-length documentary that reveals Silicon Valley may not be as progressive as it would like to think. A high-powered CEO discovers that coming out with a secret of a lifetime may ruin him after all.
Anthony Bettencourt travels the world, dominating board rooms. But at night he transforms into Michele and sneaks off as a woman for high-end, hardcore partying. Director Joe Loverro followed his friend far and wide for a year to capture the journey of Michele finally introducing herself to her international corporate cohorts.
Joe, a former CBS Sports colleague, knew that I also edited documentaries. So he dropped the hard drive on my lap and asked me to see if I could make a decent short out of the material. Instead, we wound up crafting a compelling feature that is now being used to develop a scripted mini-series on Bettencourt’s life. Ideally they will be released together as a package.