The Me You Can’t See highlights: For the public thirst that isn’t yet quenched with the veiled tidbits Harry, and his wife Meghan Markle, let on in March 2021 during their sit-down with host Oprah Winfrey, The Me You Can’t See has immense pull.
The docuseries, featuring several stories from across the world, has its uncontested star in Prince Harry who, only weeks after his explosive interview with Winfrey, that globalised several disfavourable revelations about Britain’s royal family, faces her once again to talk mental health.
Winfrey and Harry are also co-producers of the docuseries, which has been helmed by Asif Kapadia and Dawn Porter.
The Me You Can’t See highlights: 5 things to know
1. The Me You Can’t See is a five-part documentary series streaming on AppleTV+. With Winfrey and Harry pinned at the centre as they “join forces to guide honest discussions about mental health,” the series seeks an opportunity to pursue “truth, understanding and a newfound hope.”
2. A highlight of the show is its inclusion of both celebrity and commonality. Where the likes of Lady Gaga and basketballer DeMar DeRozan feature, so do regular people with disability. Winfrey too lets the audience in on bits of her mental health history but, largely, remains a figure guiding the flow of conversation on the show.
3. Harry speaks with incisive detail about The Firm’s disinterest in attending to mental health issues that he and Markle confronted them with. “I knew that if I didn’t do the therapy and fix myself, that I was going to lose this woman who I could see spending the rest of my life with,” he tells Winfrey. More on what he said.
4. Lady Gaga, who appears on the series under her birth name Stefani, spoke of deep-seated trauma caused to her in her teens when a sexual assault incident left her with a “psychotic break.” She opens up about self-harm and PTSD, saying, “Your body remembers.” Full story here.
5. Profound and necessary as its thematic matter is, pertinent questions have been raised on the docuseries’ overall intent and impact. The Me You Can’t See is officially only streaming on AppleTV+ which is not an accessible platform if the message of mental health and therapy is to be dispersed to a large audience.
Watch the trailer of The Me You Can’t See: