Dancing with the Devil Review
This was a raw and unfiltered look at Demi Lovato‘s life and all that she has been through, and it’s such an important watch.
Demi Lovato rose to fame through Disney. She has been on Disney since she was little and I mainly knew her as Sonny from Sonny with a Chance and the Camp Rock movies. However as she came more into adult stardom and trauma had happened to her that personally affected her life, she slowly started to spiral and this led to an overdose.
I remember hearing about Demi Lovato’s overdose and being terrified that childhood fame had claimed another life. We saw what happened with Amanda Bynes and how much Miley changed once she left Disney, and it really made me think about how much she must’ve gone through to make her make that choice that could’ve ended her life.
In the show we get to see her talk openly about the overdose, about what led her to that moment, and what had happened in her life and her family’s life that almost foreshadowed what was going to happen to her. It was very real and honest and it was nice to see someone bare their soul so openly to let people know what had happened, and maybe be used as a lesson for anyone going through a similar situation.
Hearing about how the public viewed this happening was very frustrating. One of her friends and workers was blamed for what happened to her and the amount of death threats she received and job opportunities she lost because of this speculation was disgusting. I think it’s such a shame that people don’t care about the facts but will hear one snippet of information and run with it, and that can cause huge problems in someone’s life.
I’m glad Demi has come out the other side and is happy and more free with everything that she’s been through. I also love the fact that she admitted that she wasn’t fully sober but that, that works for her because if she did cut all of that side out of her life out she knew it would just push her back to it again. I think that’s a big thing for a lot of people, a straight cold turkey mindset isn’t going to work for everyone and you have to personally find your way of dealing with what you’ve been through in a way that works for you, and means that the chances of you doing it again is much less likely.
Demi Lovato is a woman who seems so strong in herself now and has so much personal growth that she is able to talk about these traumatic events and not care too much about what people think. I’m so glad that she has the people around her that she does and she is able to be her authentic self and isn’t scared to be that either. I hope from now on her life just keeps getting better and she keeps getting better too.
What did you think of the documentary?
Until next time.