Last year, Lil Nas X premiered his documentary Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) to a movie theatre full of exclusives. However, the documentary showcasing previously unseen footage from Lil Nas X’s first world tour will now land on HBO and Max.
The documentary, directed by Carlos López Estrada and Zac Manuel, will premiere on HBO and Max on January 27th and will showcase behind-the-scenes footage of his 60-date debut global tour, which commenced on September 6th, 2022 and concluded on March 26th, 2023.
Upon premiere at TIFF, the CEO of the festival released a synopsis concerning the documentary, reading, “Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero is a triumphant ode to the extraordinary power of self-expression, music, and identity.”
He continued, “In this groundbreaking documentary, we witness Lil Nas X challenging boundaries and reshaping the artistic landscape. The film’s captivating journey underscores the profound impact of Lil Nas X, who fearlessly brings audiences together through the universal language of music.”
Announcing this exciting news, Lil Nas X (real name Montero Hill) took to social media, writing, “Good News World! Long Live Montero [purple-heart emoji]. Tour Doc. HBO MAX. January 27th. BIG 2024.”
Lil Nas X recently fired at Dave Chapelle after the comedian made a joke at his expense during his Netflix comedy special, The Dreamer, when the Maryland comic referenced Lil Nas X’s 2021 track ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’.
Elsewhere in the special, Chapelle spoke about when he first met Lil Nas X at a party, highlighting the bizarre outfit he was wearing, explaining, “I met this n*gga at a party. I had no idea who he was. But the minute he walked into that party, I knew I was in his dream. Everyone at that party was a dreamer, everyone was famous, but when that n*gga walked in, he was dressed like CP3O. He was Shining. And everyone was like ‘Oh my god, there he is, that’s Lil Nas X’.”