World news – « Demi Lovato: Dancing With The Devil » Trailer: YouTube Original is a devastating look at addiction

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By the time she was 25 in the summer of 2018, Demi Lovato reached more than a billion views of her music videos on YouTube, received a Grammy nomination, scored two Billboard # 1 Pop Songs, and successfully made the potentially uncomfortable transition from Disney -Child star to adult pop phenomenon.

In the upcoming four-part YouTube Originals documentary « Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil » the singer reveals what led to an almost fatal overdose on July 28, 2018 and the ensuing one Hospital and convalescent treatment. On Wednesday’s YouTube Original virtual panel on the CTAM Winter 2021 Press Tour on Wednesday, Lovato and executive producer / director / screenwriter Michael D. Ratner spoke about the upcoming project.

In the trailer, Lovato says she was three during the overdose Had strokes and a heart attack, and doctors said she had « five to ten minutes » left. She had brain damage and Lovato said during the panel that she cannot drive now because of the blind spots in her sight and that it took her several months to learn to read again. « Over the past couple of years I’ve heard a lot of stories about my life and what people think and I wanted to set the record straight, » Lovato said. “If it can help you, I hope it can help. That was ultimately my intention to bring this out and help people along the way. “

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From the official recap on YouTube Originals: “Director Michael D. Ratner gains unprecedented access to the superstar’s personal and musical journey during the most difficult time of her life as she uncovered her past traumas and the meanings of their physical, emotional and physical problems discovered Mental health. The documentaries go far deeper than a look inside beyond the surface of celebrities and an intimate portrait of addiction and the process of healing and empowerment. “

 » Music is my religion, « said Lovato on Wednesday of the harrowing consequences of the overdose. « I still reject various spiritual practices and that has been part of my development and personal growth. »

In addition to the CTAM panel, enthusiasm for the documentary began to rise when it was part of Virtual 2021 earlier this month SXSW range was announced. « It’s impressive and rare to see a pop superstar tell his story so authentically and without pretense, » said Janet Pierson, SXSW film director, when it was announced that « Dancing with the Devil » will have its world premiere on the opening night Festivals. « We are privileged to present this intimate journey with such a vulnerability. Demi Lovato’s deep interest in mental health awareness is helping to change the landscape of a crucial issue in this year of domestic and international trauma and loss. » On Wednesday, Lovato said that she doesn’t want to see it as a burden to share her experiences with her fans. « I’m a fortune teller, » she said. « If we don’t acknowledge our feelings, if we are never vulnerable to other people … what people don’t recognize about anger is that it is actually sadness that turns inward. « 

This is the second time Lovato has collaborated with YouTube on a documentary project. In 2017, » Demi Lovato : Simply Complicated, « directed by Hannah Lux Davis. It has been viewed more than 35 million times since.

 » Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil « is published on Diensta g, premiered on March 16 at SXSW. The big premiere will take place on Tuesday, March 23rd on YouTube.

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This article relates to: Television and tagged Demi Lovato, TCA Winter 2021, YouTube, YouTube Originals

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