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Selena Gomez’s Documentary Will Share a Rare Look At Her Life

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More than 30 years ago, Alek Keshishian showed the biggest pop star of the time, Madonna, in a new light with his groundbreaking documentary Truth or Dare. Now the director is turning his eye toward this generation’s biggest pop star for his first music documentary since 1991. That’s right — we’re talking about Selena Marie Gomez, and we won’t entertain any arguments that she’s not one of the most evocative, important performers of her time. Apple TV+ is set to release the documentary, Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me, on November 4 — two days after the film opens AFI Fest.

The doc’s teaser trailer, shared by Gomez on Instagram, doesn’t shed much light on its contents — only that Keshishian got a ton of footage. An Apple press release said the film focuses on Gomez’s “six-year journey into a new light” after “an unexpected turn pulls her into darkness.” Based on that, it sounds like Keshishian began working on the doc shortly after he directed Gomez’s music video for “Hands to Myself” in 2015. (As for how he got that much access, Keshishian’s sister, Aleen Keshishian, is Gomez’s manager and a producer on Apple TV+’s Billie Eilish doc, The World’s a Little Blurry.) From the title, it seems My Mind & Me is about Gomez’s mental health, which she has previously discussed — she opened up about spending time in a mental-health facility in 2016. Gomez checked into a clinic again in 2018 and, in 2020, revealed her bipolar diagnosis. “Wanna hear a part to my story,” Gomez wrote on Instagram, teasing the documentary. Oh yes, we do.

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Selena Gomez’s New Doc Will Share a Rare Look At Her Life