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Starting more than 20 years ago, Paris Hilton built a carefree public image, becoming in the process a celebrity “influencer,” reality TV pioneer and social media star with millions of fans. But underneath it all was a very different Paris Hilton, a woman traumatized by experiences in her teenage years.

In the documentary This Is Paris, from YouTube Originals, Paris reveals her true self.

“This is the first time in my life where I’ve ever been so vulnerable, open and honest,” Hilton said on a panel for the documentary at Deadline’s Contenders Television: Documentary + Unscripted awards-season event. “It was a very therapeutic and healing experience. And I’m so grateful to have really opened up and told the truth, because I feel like I’ve just been misunderstood and underestimated for way too long.”

In the film directed by Alexandra Dean, Hilton recounts moving to New York with her family when she was 15. She started sowing wild oats, partying at New York nightclubs and becoming a fixture in gossip columns. Alarmed, her parents sent her away to various “tough love” boot camp-style schools, including one in Utah where Hilton says she and other students endured horrible treatment.

“These places are extremely abusive and on a daily basis I was physically, emotionally and psychologically, verbally abused,” she said. “It was just so traumatic and something I just never even wanted to think about again, or talk about or tell anyone. So I had no idea that I was ever going to reveal this part of my life.”

In Dean’s telling, it becomes clear why Hilton created an image at odds with what she had gone through.

“It is possible for a child who undergoes this kind of abuse and trauma to create and construct a fantastical kind of shield in the form of [a] persona,” she said. “I didn’t want to, obviously, exacerbate the trauma that was starting to show when we started to lift Paris’ mask and see the person behind it. And so I was trying to tread that line very carefully and thoughtfully.”

This Is Paris has recorded more than 21 million views on YouTube since its debut.

“Before the film premiered I was so nervous. I had no idea how the world was going to react. I was terrified. But then when it came out, just the outpour of love and support from all around the world was incredible and I felt people finally understood me,” Hilton said. “I had no idea just the power of being honest and truthful, what it would do and just how many people could relate to my story. And I feel like people finally understand and respect me.”


An OnlyFans horror story from Ashley Benson is officially in the works.

Earlier this week, the Pretty Little Liars star revealed on Instagram that she would star in and produce the “pandemic-inspired slasher” flick, 18 & Over.

According to Deadline, the basic premise of the movie revolves around the rise of the OnlyFans economy during quarantine, though no further plot details were provided. Instead, the focus was placed on the star-studded cast, which will apparently include appearances from Paris Hilton and Sky Ferreira.

Co-created alongside director Jimmy Giannopolous and Diomedes Raul Bermudez, the indie film’s star-studded cast will also feature Pamela Anderson, Duke Nicholson, A$AP Nast, Winnie Harlow, and Benson’s beau G-Eazy (who also reportedly composed the score).

“After deciding to shoot this film in the middle of the pandemic, we wanted to make something that would be fun but still a terrifying slasher for audiences during these tough times,” Giannopolous said in a statement. “A film relevant to today’s issues of a global pandemic, reality shows, isolation, OnlyFans, and obsession.”


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