Gloria Trevi Says Her Biopic Was 'Hard to Watch, But It Has a Message': Exclusive Video

"Gloria" available digitally Sept. 29 & on DVD Oct. 13.

Gloria, the feature film based on the tumultuous early life of Mexican pop diva Gloria Trevi, will be available on digital HD Sept. 29 and on DVD Oct. 13, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Far from sugarcoating Trevi’s story, Gloria -- directed by Christian Keller, from a screenplay by Sabina Berman (Backyard, Pancho Villa, Naked Woman) takes an unsparing look at Trevi’s rise to stardom, chronicling the abusive behavior she suffered under her former manager -- a Svengali-esque manipulator -- and the events that would land her in a Brazilian prison for several years. But Gloria also chronicles the emergence of a brilliant, provocative star and incisive songwriter who electrified audiences of all sizes. And the film also shows us a vulnerable young star who made mistakes and managed to rebuild her life through sheer tenacity.

Q&A: Gloria Trevi Warms Up to Unflinching Biopic of Her Tumultuous Life

The Gloria DVD will feature the singer’s interview with Billboard during SXSW earlier this year.

“There is a part [of the film] I’m not able to watch,” Trevi told Billboard. “I had to understand it wasn’t a documentary but a film with dramatic license. It made me cry, it made me laugh, it made me mad, it was hard to watch. But this movie has a positive message.”

Watch an exclusive sneak peek of Trevi’s Billboard interview above.