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Hulu schedules June release of XXXTentacion documentary Look At Me

After premiering at SXSW earlier this week, look at me — a documentary about the controversial life and career of the late XXXTentacion — has been given an official release date of June 10th.

Produced by FADER Films, look at me has been picked up by Hulu for distribution, where it will be available for streaming in the North American territories. Details of its international release are yet to be confirmed, although it’s likely the film will reach Disney+ in territories where the streamer hosts its Star Originals brand.

According to an official synopsis, the Sabaah Folayan-led documentary – which has been in production since at least 2017 – contains “candid comments from family, friends and romantic partners” as well as “unseen archive footage.”

The film doesn’t shy away from XXXTentacion’s litany of controversy, as the blurb promises to “offer a sensitive portrayal of an artist whose violent acts, raw musical talent, and open struggle with mental health left an indelible mark on his generation.”

Explaining the sensitive nature of the issue in a press release, Folayan said: “I chose to tell this story because, while violence is inexcusable, it is not incomprehensible. It has interpersonal roots and cross-generational pathways for both perpetrators and survivors. I am confident that with the care of the collective, cycles of violence can be broken.

“Movements like #MeToo have highlighted the need to improve the representation of masculinity in society. But when, where and how can this positive change take place? There is no surefire solution, but what is clear is that the criminal justice system and deportation systems are doing more harm than good.

“Tiled after the viral single that marked the beginning of his notoriety, Look at me: XXXTentacion urges viewers not to take their eyes off the nuances of Jahseh Onfroy’s story, both in public and behind the scenes. His story and the tragic loss of his family and community challenge us to imagine how different our world would be if we had systems in place to nurture and support youth and families with mental health issues and other challenges.”

XXXTentacion was fatally shot in 2018 when he was just 20 years old. Before his death, he was at the center of domestic violence allegations made by an ex-girlfriend, which he later admitted in a secret memo by the Miami-Dade County Attorney’s Office.

His estate continued to posthumously release his music, including the albums Skins and Bad Vibes Forever, the latter of which NME awarded a three-star rating.

The rapper’s 2018 album ‘?’ was released last month. became the most-streamed hip-hop album in Spotify history, surpassing Drake’s “Scorpion” record of the same year. So far, over 7.884 billion games have been recorded on the platform.

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Caroline Bleakley

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