Beyond the Spotlight:

Joe Namath


This documentary from Curiosity Stream’s new “Beyond The Spotlight” series, is in many ways about the changing nature of celebrity and society in the ‘60s –the story of modern America. It documents how sports became both big business and pop culture through savvy new TV deals and the mass merchandising of stars, and Namath himself is essentially a distant figure rather than an active change seeker.

On January 12, 1969, the day of his Super Bowl victory, Joe Namath was barely 26 years old. For the rest of his life, and even now, it’s the single thing that every person he meets nearly every day wants to talk about – a lifetime pinnacle from which there was nowhere to go but down. Alcoholism, depression, and multiple relapses all followed as the years progressed – and after watching this documentary viewers will have a better feel as to the complicated issues that unexpected superstardom can bring.

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