July 15, 2024

“Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me” will cause you to admire, and worry for the pop superstar

Believe it or not, I can be a Selena Gomez mark.

She’s much more grounded than a lot of her contemporaries. “Only Murders in the Building” is a consensus favorite among my friends, and Selena + Chef (which friends seen in this documentary also appear in) is a really well done cooking show that I’ve found myself watching a few times.

And “Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me” the new Apple TV documentary is a well done production, that highlights the pop superstar’s struggles with physical and mental health.

Its beautifully shot. Director Alek Keshishian cuts everything together seamlessly. Its one of the best looking documentary I’ve watched all year.

But in watching “My Mind and Me” you might find yourself asking the same questions as me.

Is this documentary helping Selena Gomez? Or digging her deeper into the pit she’s trying to get out of?

Some parts of the doc are difficult to watch as Gomez navigates these tedious and shallow celebrity ceremonies.

Normally, I’ll roll my eyes at famous people who don’t like being famous. To question the blessing that billions would gladly do anything for, to have just a taste of that kind of prosperity.

But the medical challenges such as a kidney transplant and lupus are real. And the mental obstacles that Gomez has to traverse won’t ever stop.

I’m going to recommend “Selena Gomez: My mind and me”. Her fans will enjoy it naturally. But those who might not be familiar with her could find some rare authenticity, in a reality where everything is often choreographed for perfection.

Let’s just hope that in doing this documentary, she’s actually making progress in fighting her life challenges that could happen to you or me.

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