Lewinsky told The New York Times that the passage of time has provided her with new perspective that would go beyond what was revealed for her biography, Monica's Story.
"The book - that captured that time for me," she said. "The last couple of years have been such a time of intense growth and perspective for me. I want to do something that really reflects the way I feel now."
Lewinsky also says she approached HBO with the idea of doing a documentary because there's more to say - now that she is no longer bound by legal restrictions.
Sheila Nevins, head of HBO's documentary unit, said she believed there were still issues worth exploration, particularly "why this very minor event became one of such enormous magnitude."
"It's not just Monica," Nevins said, "it's Monica in history; it's Monica in privacy; it's Monica in trauma."
Nevins told the Times that the documentary will primarily revolve around discussions that Lewinsky will have with graduate and undergraduate students of constitutional law, women's history, psychology and American history from various colleges and universities.
The program will be produced by the team that made the HBO documentary Juror No. 5: 58 Days of Duty on the O.J. Simpson Civil Trial and is expected to be broadcast next January.
Neither HBO nor Lewinsky would discuss how she would be paid for her participation.
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