Selma Blair Announces Documentary "Introducing, Selma Blair"

Selma Blair Announces Documentary "Introducing, Selma Blair"

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Selma Blair Announces Documentary "Introducing, Selma Blair"

American actress Selma Blair announces documentary "Introducing, Selma Blair", set to release Oct. 15, 2021.

American actress Selma Blair announces documentary "Introducing, Selma Blair", set to release Oct. 15, 2021.

Text: Samantha Vogel

In 2018 American actress Selma Blair, 49, announced she had multiple sclerosis (MS). Since announcing her diagnosis, Blair has worked on a documentary Introducing, Selma Blair, detailing her experience living with MS. Directed by Rachel Fleit, who lives with her own autoimmune disorder, the film chronicles Blairs changing treatment and care. The trailer depicts the ups and downs of the actress's life with MS. It strikes a raw and humanizing tone, showing the audience how living with MS doesn't mean that someone's life is over.

The film offers a glimpse into Blairs life: needing a stem cell transplant, raising a child, and still being a well-known public figure.

The documentary follows Blair's journey and decision to undergo a stem cell transplant as a last hope for recovery. Blair has always been open about her disease and sharing her life, but this documentary is a complete bare-all.

"I had the conviction of thinking I had something to share. I hope my little life gives someone who needs it some hope or a laugh or more awareness of ourselves. I hope the film shows that M.S. varies. That people’s strengths and weaknesses vary. All the emotions of life make healing variable too," Blair said in an interview with Vanity Fair. 

The film will be in theaters on Oct. 15 and streaming on Oct. 21 on discovery+.

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