Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry

Regardless of how you feel about her music, pop music in general, the music industry, pop culture, or just about any of the context adjacent to this documentary, there are a few things about it I hold as Universal Truths:

  1. It is without a doubt the best content on Apple TV+.
  2. Billie Eilish is one cool kid with a good creative eye and select hard-hitting wisdom.
  3. Billie gave a lot of herself to this film - in the common sense of the idiom, yes - if that makes sense. I’m appreciative of this because I feel like I gained quite a bit from it.
  4. Qualitatively, as an entertainment product and a creative, curated, and considered work, it performs its function exceptionally. I’m not sure I’ve seen such a poignant encapsulation of this moment in history from pop culture, yet - something I would expect to make 8th grade history students watch in 40 years. I suspect it was a lot of fucking work, as well, given how much appears to be cut from static cameras just left taping in Billie’s home. I’ve sat in front of enough video editing work for enough cumulative lifetime hours to understand and appreciate the shear amount of energy it requires from a person.

I’m very glad I took the “chance” to give it a try, despite my assumptions. You should, too, no matter who you are. Bravo!

the profound thing I came away with is the consideration that one can have an absolutely incredible support system surrounding an unbearably healthy, fairytale upbringing and still emerge with mental illness.

this definitely challenge some of my most solid assumptions, I think.