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That Does Impress Us Much: A Shania Twain Documentary Is Coming To Netflix!

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By Taylor Hodgkins on July 21, 2022 at 3:00 PM EDT

Netflix may be facing a record loss of subscribers this year, but the streaming service is certainly succeeding with its documentary library!

A month after the platform released a documentary on Jennifer Lopez's legendary 2020 Super Bowl half-time show, Netflix is set to drop another documentary about a legendary powerhouse in the music business: Shania Twain!

The country music superstar will be heavily featured in "Not Just A Girl," and the doc will definitely showcase Twain's groundbreaking career and legendary body of work.

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Not Just A Regular Music Documentary: What Can We Expect?

Twain, whose debut album was released nearly 30 years ago, has cemented her legacy in country music with several career-defining records, including 1997's blockbuster LP "Come On Over," and 2002's "Up," which had been so popular to the point of inspiring two different mixes, one featuring country music and the other featuring pop.

It wouldn't be far off to assume Taylor Swift took some notes from Twain's playbook!

"Not Just A Girl" will be a celebration of Twain's career, and will look back on all of its different eras. Specific reflections will range from Twain's "initial record label signing in Nashville," to the success that was inspired with the help of Robert John 'Mutt' Lange, to whom Twain was married for nearly two decades. (per Variety)

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The nostalgic romp through Twain's career won't end with the documentary. The outlet also revealed the documentary will also be accompanied by a 'greatest hits' compilation, which will also include a never-before-released track. Twain's most recent album was released five years ago.

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Twain Says 'You Gotta Be Brave' In Order To Be True To Yourself

The road to success hasn't always been smooth for the 56-year-old singer.

There will be little in Twain's life story Netflix's documentary won't cover; Twain will discuss notable personal tragedies she's overcome, both personally and professionally.

Twain will openly discuss her struggle with Lyme disease. Twain's struggle with the disease had been so impactful to the point where it would have permanent and lasting effects on her life. According to a report from The Blast, she believed she would never sing again after her 2003 diagnosis.

Twain has made peace with the disease's lasting effects. She would later tell Today per The Blast, "I'm never gonna have my old voice again, and that's just the way it is- and I'm okay with that. I found a new voice and I like it."

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In the trailer for "Not Just A Girl," Twain reflects on the time period saying, "I thought I lost my voice forever. I thought that was it."

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A Broken Heart Won't Always Break You

Yes, fans will also get to hear Twain's take on her 2010 divorce from Lange and the soap opera-worthy story that goes along with it.

Two years before their divorce, the couple announced their separation after it had come to light that Lange had been having an affair with Twain's assistant and close friend. Twain would later grow close to her assistant's husband, and the pair would eventually get married a year after Twain and Lange's divorce had been finalized, according to CNN.

"It was similarly intense to losing my parents," Twain says in the documentary per its trailer.

Twain's friend and collaborator, Orville Peck, may have summed up her legacy best, saying, "Shania Twain shifted culture." Twain's fans and documentary lovers alike will be able to relive Twain's culture-shifting career next Tuesday, July 26th, when "Not Just A Girl" is released on Netflix!

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