YouTube Red has unleashed its latest documentary about the life of an online video star. The platform that hosted A Trip To Unicorn Island and The Amazing Tour Is Not On Fire is now the home of This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous, an intimate look at the life of the titular beauty content creator.
This Is Everything, from veteran documentarian Barbara Kopple and SelectNext, uses a combination of YouTube clips, interviews, home videos, and new footage to tell the story of its subject, who first gained fame under the name Gregory Gorgeous before coming out as a transgender woman in 2014. The film examines how Gigi’s gender transition has affected her relationships with her family and the YouTube audience at large.
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While some documentaries about YouTube stars have been criticized for serving as easily-digestible fluff, This Is Everything has been commended for painting a fuller portrait of its central figure, with outlets like the Los Angeles Times and New York Times offering positive reviews. “I hope people take away from the film that I don’t have a perfect life,” said Gigi in a promo released on Twitter the day before the film’s release. “Not even close.”
— ThisIsEverythingDoc (@ThisIsEverythng) February 7, 2017
Anyone who wishes to watch This Is Everything will need to purchase a YouTube Red account. The subscription service’s base price is $9.99 per month.