I'm not going to lie, I picked this one simply because of the hype surrounding it. Quite frankly I felt, for a New York Times investigative piece, it was a bit on the light side. Don't get me wrong it was interesting and thought provoking, specifically around the portions that dealt with how women are treated by the media in terms of double standards. The questions that are asked of them in interviews, the stories and the speculation that are put forth in the news, I really feel like there was no way she could win. You'd have to have an incredibly strong sense of self worth and optimal mental health, coupled with a quality support team to be able to weather that storm at such a young age and I am not sure she had any of that. She may have had parts of it at different times, but not enough of any of it at the right times. Of course, that is nothing but pure speculation on my part and truly this documentary is a lot of speculation. Sure we can see all the public moves being made, but we have no way of seeing the entire picture or have anyway of knowing anyone's true motivation.
I feel there was enough presented here, that I definitely felt bad for the situation she finds herself in, it does seem quite excessive from my perch here on my couch. It's not something you see happen to a male celebrity. I truly hope she finds the peace she is looking for.
I watched this on Crave.