‘Shania Twain: Not Just A Girl’ tells the tale of overcoming her traumatic divorce, loosing parents and creating her “favourite” music.

The Netflix documentary Not Just a Girl has opened up about the pain of losing one’s spouse to divorce.

In it, Shania Twain speaks candidly on how she slowly healed and moved past her heartbreak with help from friends who were there for support during that difficult time in life – just as they are today!

Like Twain herself, Not Just A Girl is undoubtedly snappy and a little hesitant to dwell on the difficulties she has encountered. Luke Lewis, the head of the singer’s label, actually sums up the general narrative when he adds, “You’d need a sledgehammer to knock her down, and she’d rise up.” But it’s a fun and occasionally illuminating movie as a monument to the singer’s tenacity and genuinely ground-breaking career.

The new Shania Twain documentary not only celebrates the singer for all of her history-making accomplishments in music but also showcases at points where she was most difficult.

Shania struggled with her ex-husband Robert “Mutt” Lange’s divorce while secretly battling Lyme disease, which impairs her vocal range.

“I was facing a divorce at the time I was trying to figure out what was creating this loss of control with my voice and this change in my voice,” she added. “I lose my husband to another lady. Now that I’ve reached a new low, I no longer see the benefit of continuing my musical career.”

Even worse, Mutt is said to have slept with Shania’s buddy. He and the friend both denied the affair when the claim broke in 2008, but neither has publicly commented on the document as of yet.

Shania shared “When I lost Mutt, I was thinking that the grief of that was similarly intense to losing my parents and it was like a death, It was the permanent end to so many facets of my life and I never got over my parents’ death so I’m thinking, ‘S–t. I’m never going to get over this.'”

How do you move on from that? Shania went on. “I can only decide how I’m going to move forward from there. How am I going to get myself out of this hole I just fell into?”


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Twain is honest about her difficult upbringing, but she is far too private to play trauma porn for the camera.

She casually discusses her upbringing in a Canadian mining town and her family’s “violent household,” but she doesn’t go into detail about what this meant. That is unquestionably her right as an abuse survivor, which she wrote about in her 2011 memoir From This Moment On. When it comes to the tragic effects of losing her parents in a car accident when she was 22 years old, she is more open. This left her in charge of supporting three younger siblings, so she obtained a work as a performer at a nearby vacation resort that paid well enough to provide food. Importantly, it also cemented her conviction that music was her vocation.

So how did Shania survive once her parents passed away and her divorce became widely known? After the breakup, she undoubtedly benefited from the power of music. The singer resumed creating songs in “baby steps.” Shania had a lot of drive despite being “petrified” to return to the studio without her spouse and longtime producer.

She declared, “I’m not simply going to return to the studio without him. “I’m going to write all the music by myself and just rediscover who I am as a creative person again, like I did in my childhood.”

Then, Shania released her Now, her fifth studio album. It was her first album to top the charts across all major continents, demonstrating that Shania was still the best.

She said, “It was a terrific experience. The recorded work I’ve made up until this point that I still like listening to is called “Now.”