This film recounts the unstoppable rise of the Funny Girl, who became the first female megastar, from her birth in 1942 to the peak of her career in 1983.
It focuses on the outstanding phenomenom of the birth of a star and the construction of an icon, examining how Streisand shaped and influenced her entire artistic lineage, and embodied the cause of women and homosexuals.
Today's powerful pop divas - Madonna, Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé and so on - trace their descent back to the mother of all Queen Bees: Barbra Streisand.
Streisand's achievements rank her among the Hollywood greats. Her acting, singing and dancing talents have won her numerous awards including two Oscars, nine Golden Globes, eight Grammys and five Emmys. The kooky, odd-looking mezzo-soprano was to redefine people's notions of beauty and show that a female star could be a strong, liberated, unconventional woman, paving the way for the "girl power" generation of female vocalists.
This documentary charts Streisand's extraordinary rise from "funny girl" to first female mega-star. It tells her life-story from her birth in 1942 to 1983, when her fame was at its peak, and shows how she became an icon who shaped and influenced generations of female performers and embodied the causes of women and gays.