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Selena Gomez gives the audience a piece of her mind. On Sept. 20, the star and entrepreneur shared a first look at their Apple TV+ documentary, Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me. The feature-length film will chronicle Gomez’s ever-expanding career and personal journey in mental health. Several years of intimate footage can be seen in the teaser set as Gomez takes a deep breath. “Sometimes we don’t get along and it’s hard to breathe… But I wouldn’t change my life,” Gomez wrote in her caption.
The teaser comes shortly after Gomez’s initial announcement on September 8th, which consisted simply of a Video of a cinema screen with the title of the documentary. “Want to hear part of my story,” she wrote at the time.
In a press release, the streamer said the documentary will focus on a six-year period in Gomez’s life: “After years in the spotlight, Selena Gomez has found unimaginable fame. But just as she reaches new heights, an unexpected twist pulls her into darkness. This uniquely raw and intimate documentary encompasses her six-year journey into a new light.” Alek Keshishian directed and produced My Mind and Me. He previously directed the groundbreaking 1991 documentary film Madonna: Truth or Dare.
Although Gomez has sometimes been private about her personal life, she has been an outspoken advocate for mental health awareness. She has often spoken about her experiences with anxiety and depression, and in 2020 she publicly announced her bipolar diagnosis. Earlier this year, Gomez launched Wondermind, a content hub focused on mental health and wellness. She also recently appeared at the White House to launch the first-ever Mental Health Youth Action Forum with other world leaders including First Lady Dr. Jill Biden to host.
It’s been a whirlwind for Gomez, who launched her Rare Beauty line, has her own cooking show Selena + Chef, and is currently starring in Only Murders in the Building. The whodunit comedy earned Gomez her first Emmy nomination as an executive producer on the series. In fact, she’s only the second Latina in history to be nominated as a producer for Outstanding Comedy Series.
Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me premieres November 4 on Apple TV+.