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Demi Lovato attends the Pre-GRAMMY Gala & GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Julie Greenwald and Craig Kallman on February 04, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

Demi Lovato is making her directorial debut about something she lived through herself: the realities of being a child star. The singer, who made her television debut in 2002 when she was just ten years old, starred in Barney & Friends. Six years later, she booked her breakout role on Disney’s movie Camp Rock, alongside the Jonas Brothers.

For her upcoming Hulu documentary, tentatively titled Child Star, Demi, 30, said that “There is no better film or topic for my directorial debut than this story, which is close to home.” She told Deadline. “Our project sheds light on important messages about growing up in the public eye, learning to protect our boundaries and becoming active advocates of our own destinies.”

According to Hulu, “The film will deconstruct the highs and lows of growing up in the spotlight through the lens of some of the world’s most famous former child stars, including Lovato.” Child Star will explore “how children are propelled to superstardom at a young age, and how their rise to fame, fortune and power affects their futures.”

The “Dancing With The Devil” singer added, “I’m humbled to be able to learn from the individuals who have lived the unique experience of child stardom and share their stories in our film.”

As we’ve previously reported, Lovato revealed she lost her virginity to rape when she was 15 years old. To cope, the actress, who had to see the person “all the time,” would cut herself and throw up. She said, “My bulimia got so bad that I started throwing up blood for the first time.”

On the night of Demi’s famed 2018 overdose, she was sexually assaulted by her drug dealer. She says he laced the heroin with fentanyl. “When they found me, I was naked and I was blue. I was literally left for dead after he took advantage of me. When I woke up in the hospital, they asked me if I’d had consensual sex. There was one flash I had of him on top of me. I saw that flash and said, ‘Yes.’”

She adds, “It wasn’t until a month after my overdose until I realized, ‘You weren’t in any state of mind to make a consensual decision.’”

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The other participants in the film have yet to be revealed. Their experience growing up in the spotlight will be chronicled through intimate conversations led by Lovato, verité footage and archival material. The documentary will be released on Hulu sometime in 2024.

Demi Lovato's 14 Best Live Performances Ranked

Demi Lovato celebrates their last year of their 20’s today, and they’ve endured and overcame so many things in their 29 years.

Demi began their career on the children’s television series Barney & Friends in 2002, moving to Disney channel movie series Camp Rock as Mitchie Torres and the star of television series Sonny with a Chance.

“I lost my virginity in a rape,” Lovato revealed in their documentary Dancing With The Devil during their days at Disney at age 15. Lovato has also been candid about their struggles with bulimia, self-harm and their drug overdose that almost cost them their life.

Lovato’s “California Sober” now, meaning they abstain from all drugs except marijuana and certain psychedelics, and seems happier and healthier than ever.

  • 14. Skyscraper

    We’ll start off with an old one, with Lovato’s 2012 “Skyscraper” performance. Their voice sounds so fragile yet powerful

  • 13. Stone Cold

    Joe Jonas accompanied Lovato’s performance of “Stone Cold” on the piano during their 2016 tour Future Now, offering his voice in harmony.

  • 12. Body Say

    Lovato got sensual during their performance of “Body Say” on their 2016 Honda Civic Tour: Future Now, setting the mood with red lights.

  • 11. Heart Attack

    From their 2016 Live On Honda Civic Tour: Future Now, Lovato’s performance of “Heart Attack” was upgraded with the use of drums and guitar, not to mention the backup singers perfectly harmonizing with the singer.

  • 10. Sorry Not Sorry

    Lovato performed “Sorry Not Sorry” many times in 2017, but their performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon was the greatest. The energy, voice and bold red outfit embodied the “sorry not sorry” persona best of all.

  • 9. Silent Night

    Lovato’s 2016 rendition of “Silent Night” is a soulful masterpiece perfect to add to your holiday playlist.

  • 8. OK Not To Be OK featuring Marshmello

    Demi Lovato and Marshmello performed “OK Not To Be OK” for a fundraising event to aid independent music venues at risk of closing their doors permanently last year, as the pandemic forced many venues to shut their doors for good.

  • 7. Anyone

    Another amazing live performance from their Los Angeles premiere of the Dancing With The Devil documentary, Lovato’s powerful voice singing “Anyone” begs for anyone to come to their aid during the darkest of times.

  • 6. Tell Me You Love Me

    Performed live on TikTok from this April, Demi is joined by a live band singing 2017’s “Tell Me You Love Me” from her album, Pop Royalty. She sounds more powerful and soulful than ever in the four-minute video.

  • 5. ICU (Madison's Lullabye)

    Written for her 19-year-old half-sister, Madison Lee De La Garza, Lovato dedicated the song at the start of the Demi Lovato: Dancing With The Devil documentary premiere in Los Angeles earlier this year. “I tried to protect you, I want to direct you to keep you from my mistakes,” Lovato sings in the emotional song. When Lovato was in the ICU, she asked Madison who she was because she was unable to see.

  • 4. The Art Of Starting Over

    Another beautiful stripped-down performance from her Live on TikTok series, Demi showcases the beauty of her powerful voice with the song “The Art Of Starting Over” from her latest album, Dancing With The Devil… The Art Of Starting Over.

  • 3. Mad World

    Demi totally made her cover of Tears For Fears’ 1982 “Mad World” entirely her own during her Live on TikTok series. Fans praised Lovato in the comments section with one writing, “i might be delusional here… but her voice now has certain qualities to it that i’ve never heard in it before, even just two years ago. some sort of tenderness that i just can’t put my finger on. fascinating. fascinatingly beautiful.”

  • 2. Father

    In a powerful and touching performance to celebrate the release of the documentary, Simply Complicated, Demi Lovato sang with just a piano their 2015 hit, “Father,” off their album Confident. Patrick Lovato, Demi’s father, passed away in 2013 after years of battle with cancer. Patrick and Demi’s mother, Dianna, divorced in 1994. The singer had been estranged from her father since 2007.

  • 1. Dancing With The Devil

    Performing live at the Demi Lovato: Dancing With The Devil documentary premiere in Los Angeles, California, Demi belted out a powerful performance from her most powerful song to date, “Dancing With The Devil.”

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