Selma Blair has a mantra she repeats to herself all the time which goes by the verse, ‘We have a long time to be dead’. Her life took an unexpected turn when she was diagnosed with MS, also called multiple sclerosis, in August 2018. MS is an autoimmune disorder that attacks the central nervous system of the body and shakes up the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. Her soon to be released documentary on the same is a gut-wrenching up, close and personal account of her journey since her diagnosis.
Introducing, Selma Blair is a mixed bag of emotions, according to the makers, as it’s emotional, funny and all things inspiring. The documentary is all set to release in theatres on October 15. The film also focuses on a major phase of her life from 2019 when she went through a stem cell transplant, which she believed would help her body not be further damaged by the disease.
The 94-minute documentary shows the Legally Blonde star in a light that can be emotionally triggering for those who have loved her over the past decades. Blair believes coming out with her story would help other people who are going through the same thing feel better and hopeful in their pain and journey. The film’s director Rachel Fleit has perfectly captured not only the bravery the 49-year-old actress has shown but also the vulnerability that she lives with.
The recent special premiere of the Discovery+’s documentary in Los Angeles was held at the Directors Guild of America, where the actress walked with her young son Arthur on the red carpet. The actress had gone public with her diagnosis in the year 2018. She had, however, been suffering for several years prior with unexplained symptoms like a foggy memory, spilling things and falling.