It's no surprise that when Katy Perry's movie Katy Perry: Part of Me hit theaters on July 5 it was going to excite her fans -- who wouldn't be enamored with a colorful on-stage spectacular mixed with behind the scenes hilarity and personal anecdotes to give the movie some backbone?
1. She experienced her lowest point when she lived in Los Angeles and asked her 15-year-old brother for money.
2. The Part of Me singer made a pact with her best friends, actress Shannon Woodward and DJ it-girl Mia Moretti, in which they promised each other, One day, we're all going to be famous when they were young and poverty stricken in Los Angeles. It worked out pretty well for the girls, who are at least all semi-famous now.
3. When Perry was signed to Columbia Records, the label wanted to turn her into the next Avril Levine, but the K. Perry that we know and love refused to let anyone turn her into something that she wasn't.
4. It's not news that Perry grew up with strict Pentecostal Christian parents, but she wasn't even allowed to watch The Smurfs or read Harry Potter.
5. She grew up listening strictly to Christian music, but when she heard her first non-Christian album, Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill, she was inspired by You Oughta Know.
6. The first time Perry met her manager, she cartwheeled and did splits in his office.
7. Perry parted ways from her Columbia publicist after the Columbia publicist stole her files and took them to Capitol Records.
8. The singer was only five years old when a person from her church came up to her and told her she was going to be a singer.
9. She's been the only artist since Michael Jackson to have 5 number 1 hits from the same album, Billboard reported.
If you haven't seen the film yet, don't expect to hear about her controversial song Ur So Gay and her relationship with Gym Class Heroes' Travie McCoy, the Huffington Post reported. Maybe Perry is holding out for a second movie to dish the rest.