In June 2020, an upcoming documentary entitled Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil was announced by YouTube. It promised to be a raw and candid look into the life of former Disney star and pop singer Demi Lovato. The announcement stated that the film, directed by Michael D. Ratner, would "showcase the singer's personal and professional journey over the last three years". The new documentary follows in the footsteps of Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated, released in 2017, which gave us an honest and unflinching look into the life of Disney star, including her mental health, struggles with body image, self-esteem and drug use.
Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil will elaborate on many of the topics from Simply Complicated, but also tackle Lovato's near fatal drug overdose and subsequent hospitalisation in 2018. The drug overdose happened after six years of sobriety, and led to a host of ongoing medical complications including three strokes, a heart attack and ongoing brain damage. The documentary will explore this incident and many other aspects of Lovato's life.
The singer shared the documentary's title on social media, writing, "there has been so much that I’ve wanted to say, but knew I had to say it right."
"Over the past couple of years, I heard a few stories about my life and what people think happened," Lovato said on a YouTube Original virtual panel soon after. She goes on to say that she's wanting to "set the record straight".
Here's how to watch the four-part YouTube docuseries in Australia.
When will Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil be released?
Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival on March 16. 2021. The documentary will be released on YouTube in four parts, starting on March 23 in the United States.
For Australians, this means the first episode will be released on Wednesday March 24 at 6am AEDT.
The remaining episodes will air at the same time over the next three weeks: that's March 31, April 7th and April 14, 2021 at 6am AEST.
Where can I watch Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil?
The documentary is a YouTube original, meaning you're able to watch it for free on YouTube.
The episodes will air straight to Demi Lovato's YouTube channel, which you can access here.
What will the documentary be about?
The four part series will explore Demi Lovato's near fatal overdose in 2018, including the events surrounding it and the ongoing medical complications that followed. It will explore her time being sober and her relapse, including using hard drugs such as heroin. In the trailer, Lovato states, "I had three strokes, I had a heart attack, my doctors said I had 5 to 10 more minutes."
The documentary will explore topics beyond just her health, substance abuse and sobriety. It will also explore previously unrevealed traumas from her past, including instances of sexual assault throughout her life. It will explore her recent engagement and public break-up with Max Ehrich and focus on how Demi Lovato is "rebuilding" her life and shifting her focus back to her greatest love: making music.
"I’m not living my life for other people, or their headlines, or their Twitter comments," Lovato says in the trailer.
Who will appear in Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil?
In the trailer for the new documentary, Demi Lovato's friends and family share their stories and perspectives of the last few years of the singer's life.
The film will also feature interviews and testimonials from her managers and celebrities such as Elton John.
Does Demi Lovato have new music coming out?
The trailer features a beautiful and emotive song with the same name as the docuseries. It will feature on Lovato's upcoming album Dancing with the Devil … The Art of Starting Over, slated for release on April 2, 2021.
Where can I watch 'Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated'?
If you want to catch up with Demi Lovato's last documentary first, you can find Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated on YouTube for free here.
Where can I watch the trailer for 'Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil'?
You can find the trailer right here: