Kristen Wiig Stars in Upcoming Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Movie!

Kristin Wiig Welcome to Me Borderline Personality Disorder BPD movie
Image courtesy of Alchemy

I was so excited to learn from one of my students that Kristen Wiig of Saturday Night Live and movie fame will be portraying a young woman with borderline personality disorder (BPD) in a new major motion picture coming out on May 1, 2015 called “Welcome to Me.”

I don’t know much about the film yet. I was able to view this trailer, below. Give it a watch, and let me know what you think.

Underneath the trailer on Apple’s site, is a synopsis of the film, which says that it is about a young woman with BPD who wins the lottery, goes off of her medication, and spends $15 million  of her $86 million in winnings to start her own talk show, all about her.

So, yes with this particular character we are probably going to see a play on the narcissistic tendencies that some people with BPD have and exhibit. Other than that I can’t be sure based on these brief snippets, but it seems to show that the character has some difficulties around making impulsive decisions.

What I *love* about the impression I get from this trailer is that a person with BPD is NOT being portrayed as a psycho!!!   I am so pleased with the progress we’ve made.  For Hollywood to make this movie is a HUGE advancement over the days of movies like Fatal Attraction and Single White Female that reinforced stigma causing stereotypes around people suffering from borderline personality disorder.

Watch the trailer now.  Looking forward to your thoughts in the comment section below after you do!

Kristin Wiig Welcome to Me Borderline Personality Disorder BPD movie
Image courtesy of Alchemy

I’ll see the movie when it comes out and will post my review here as well.

Kristen Wiig, if you should personally come across this article: I’d *love* to interview you about this movie.  This site is nearing 1.5 MILLION views and averages 50K views a month, so it would be a great platform to get the word out about this amazing project.

Thanks for reading.

More Soon.

In kindness,

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