There have been plenty of stories about rock stars and pop stars that flirt with death due to dangerous behaviors. But when you think of those stories, a lot of them are about guitarists that do a lot of heroin and barely make it out alive (if they don’t actually die as a result). Who you don’t think about is someone like Demi Lovato. However, in a new documentary coming to SXSW 2021, “Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil,” the singer pulls no punches and goes deep into the struggles she’s suffered that almost led to her death.
As seen in the trailer for ‘Dancing with the Devil,’ Demi Lovato, along with her friends and family, details the trials and tribulations that the young singer has faced over her life, specifically over the past several years, where she’s battled addiction and experienced at least one overdose. The singer herself explains how she has suffered three strokes and one heart attack and was told that she only had minutes to live. That story and more are detailed in this intense doc series.
“Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil” debuts on YouTube on March 23. The film will first have its premiere at this year’s SXSW, which begins on March 12. You can watch the trailer below.
Here’s the synopsis:
Premiering March 23, Demi Lovato holds nothing back in this powerful four part documentary series exploring every aspect that led to her nearly fatal overdose in 2018, and her awakenings in the aftermath. Director Michael D. Ratner is granted unprecedented access to the superstar’s personal and musical journey during the most trying time of her life as she unearths her prior traumas and discovers the importance of her physical, emotional, and mental health. Far deeper than an inside look beyond the celebrity surface, this is an intimate portrait of addiction, and the process of healing and empowerment.