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Lil Peep: Everything for Everyone (2019)
Everybody’s everything
documentary
Directors: Sebastian Jones, Ramez Silyan
Cast: Lil Peep
Premiere: November 21, 2019
For several years, Gustav Ar has gone from an unknown musician with SoundCloud, who shot clips on a terrible chromakey and recorded tracks while his mother sleeps in the next room, to the star, to whose concerts thousands of fans come and whose style is copied by all freshmen. Music was for him the main way of self-expression, an attempt at least temporarily to glue the world to pieces after the departure of his father, aged 12. His poetry is literal, uncomplicated, sometimes screaming and openly asking for help – and therefore it is so easy to penetrate. Lil Peep is not just an idol of youth. This is the anthem of the wounded and sick generation Z, which in the second ten of life managed to wallow in mental illness and endless complexes.

Shot from the film “Lil Peep: Everything for Everyone”
A documentary about a celebrity who has passed away, especially if her relatives are involved in the creation, always runs the risk of being biased, showing only one point of view, and even that is often neutered. “Lil Peep: Everything for Everyone” was the initiative of the parents of Gustav and an old friend of the family – a living classic of American cinema Terrence Malik, whose protégé Sebastian Jones, together with Ramez Siljan, the author of the clips Lil Pip, directed the picture. But, perhaps, this is just the case when there is no doubt in impartiality: even those who have had conflicts and disputes with the musician speak with one voice only about its merits.

Shot from the film “Lil Peep: Everything for Everyone”
Perhaps the movie would be more effective if it spoke to the audience in the language of Gustav’s creative work – unpretentious, low-file, like gluing family archives without the gloss of a studio, heart-breaking documentary from an interview with relatives. There is enough staff and documents for this: video from the old parents camera, shooting concerts, videos and backstages, and in the background touching letters from his beloved grandfather Jack, who replaced Lil Pipa’s father and became his life mentor. Even more successfully, the digital portrait of the generation idol Z is expressed through posts on social networks and Instagram feeds: in the same place where this very generation is still hiding from the ominous gray reality.

Shot from the film “Lil Peep: Everything for Everyone”
The creators of “Lil Peep: Everything for Everyone”, however, pursue other goals: at least it’s accessible to talk about the phenomenon of personality and creativity of Gus, so that, regardless of the attitude to his music, anyone can feel the story of a sensitive guy from Pennsylvania. Therefore, many things familiar or relatives kindly summarize, explain and evaluate, although the truth is still more in the posts and videos from friends’ phones. The directors are trying to maintain neutrality in the question of the death of the hero, but it is precisely the format of the interview that brings them: the inexhaustible conflict between the parents of Gustav and those whom they blame becomes too noticeable in the end.

The authors do not want to dwell on this or drug problems. If their film is about the causes of death, then without a search for the perpetrators. And the only clue – it’s also the personal tragedy of Gustav — lies in Lil Pipe himself, for whom it is more important to give all of yourself to others, share the pain of others, listen to other people’s problems, satisfy other people’s needs. But not mine. Such was his music, which not only became a salvation from armageddon inside itself – it served as a support for those who could not find the right words and silently vegetated in an environment of misunderstanding and hatred. In all the texts and actions of Gustav was the pain of millions of people like him, and his voice was answered by a thousand others from the audience. Although I had to – from the next room.
The creators of “Lil Peep: Everything for Everyone”, however, pursue other goals: at least it’s accessible to talk about the phenomenon of personality and creativity of Gus, so that, regardless of the attitude to his music, anyone can feel the story of a sensitive guy from Pennsylvania. Therefore, many things familiar or relatives kindly summarize, explain and evaluate, although the truth is still more in the posts and videos from friends’ phones. The directors are trying to maintain neutrality in the question of the death of the hero, but it is precisely the format of the interview that brings them: the inexhaustible conflict between the parents of Gustav and those whom they blame becomes too noticeable in the end.

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