Selena Gomez, Texan by birth, Mexican father, discarded the clothes of teen stars and put on those of superstars, gives the impression of a very determined and organized young woman. She certainly is a marketing and business machine, with clothing and merchandising lines of all kinds on her site. But is his life really that simple? There is actually a part fragile of his personalitywhich she has now decided to tell with an open heart in a touching documentary.
“I hope to help people tell their own stories”
It’s called “My Mind & Me” and it is an intimate, surprising and moving look at his path, artistic and beyond. It will be available on Apple TV+ from November 4th and many fans are already waiting to see it. The documentary shows the complicated truth of an artist reluctant to be a pop star, who is now a resilient young woman fighting for her own happinessall the while trying to bring hope and inspiration to everyone in the world struggle with their mental illnesses.
The film follows the artist from the release of the single “Lose You To Love Me” which marked the end of a difficult relationship for her and which was followed by the launch of her line of cosmetic products that promote apositive self-image, all while the artist tries to preserve his own mental health and to support and help people who suffer from the same problem. “As nervous as she is about posting something so personal, in my heart I know now is the time,” she said. – I hope that by sharing my experience and my difficulties, I will help people feel inspired to tell their own stories. And to have the hope that things can improve”.
In the docufilm she tells of when she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and all that followed: “When I left for the first time (from the doctor’s office), I didn’t know how I would deal with my diagnosis – she says -. What if it happened again? What if next time I can’t go back? I needed to keep learning it. I needed to learn that day after day.”
“My past and my mistakes push me to depression”, the star confesses
Some time ago, on Instagram shared the story of a friend who donated a kidneylupus sufferer. And he also talked about the depression that afflicts her: “I think my past and my mistakes are what drives me to depression.” In the docufilm she also visits her first house in Texas, the one where she grew up, and it is an opportunity to take a dip in the past: “I’ve worked all my life, since I was a child”. At ten years old his first role in the TV series Barney & Friends, then the success in ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’, to then become one of the most famous pop stars ever, who has sold over 210 million singles worldwide and accumulated over 45 billion global streams.
This year he received a Grammy nominations for his first EP in Spanish, “Revelación” and an Emmy for his performance in the acclaimed television series “Only Murders in the Building“, where he co-stars with Steve Martin and Martin Short. The film marks Apple’s second project with producers Lighthouse Management + Media and Interscope Films following their collaboration on the Emmy-nominated documentary, “Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry.” The documentary is directed by Alek Keshishianformerly behind the camera of the iconic 1991 documentary “Madonna: Truth or Dare”.