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FILM REVIEW: “Presenting Princess Shaw” misrepresents her story

While chronicling the rise of a YouTube star, this documentary plays a bit fast and loose with the truth

“Presenting Princess Shaw” tells a pretty familiar showbiz fable. An aspiring singer from rough circumstances perseveres, but with little prospect for success, until an enigmatic figure comes to her aid and sets her on the path to recognition.

The twist, though, in this self-identified documentary by Ido Haar, is that Elizabeth Montgomery (aka Princess Shaw), from her home in New Orleans, has no idea that, halfway around the world, an Israeli producer and composer named Kutiman is building a mash-up video featuring her YouTube clips.

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