Though the stigma around mental illness persists, many are working to change that. Among them are Alex Karpovsky and Teddy Blanks, collectively known as Spielbergs, who’ve just debuted their short-film series “Shrink.” All six installments feature brief testimonials from the likes of Sarah Silverman, Lena Dunham, and Natasha Lyonne. Watch below
“I remember my therapist just saying, ‘Look in the mirror less,’” says Silverman, who credits “so much of the best of me” to her therapist. “It got me starting to stop talking shit about myself, lovingly correct myself when I do, like, ‘Oh, look at my thighs are disgusting!’ And then I go, ‘My thighs are strong and they work and I love them.’”
Tanlines composed an original score for the series, which also features interviews with “Boys Don’t Cry” director Kimberly Peirce, Susan Orlean, and Gary Shteyngart.