Where To Stream The Debbie Reynolds & Carrie Fisher Documentary 'Bright Lights’
In an absolutely tragic twist of events, Debbie Reynolds was reportedly rushed to the hospital after suffering a stroke, as reported by TMZ. This sad news comes merely a day after it was announced via a family spokesperson that Reynolds' daughter, Carrie Fisher, had passed away after a heart attack. It's a very tense time for the family, and for fans, who might be looking for ways to celebrate and ruminate upon the legacy of both women. One of the many ways to that is by watching HBO's upcoming documentary Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds. The documentary, which first debuted at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, will be airing on the network in January 2017 for everyone to enjoy. But where can you stream Bright Lights right now, so you can fall in love with these two powerful women all over again?
According to the official description, the documentary
...chronicles two golden ages of American cinema through the life and intimate relationship of Carrie Fisher and her mother, Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds.
From the clip alone, you get such a beautiful sense not only of how talented and smart both women are, but also how much they care for each other and support one another. The clip opens with Fisher declaring jokingly, "I'm going to help my mother pack. My mother is performing a show in Connecticut. I tried to stop her."
This she announces to her dog, Gary.
Unfortunately, it doesn't look as though you can stream the documentary anywhere as of yet. Which makes sense, since it's being prepped to debut on HBO. The ratings for the documentary wouldn't exactly be the highest they could be if you could just watch it right now whenever you want to. But the clip above should be more than enough to tide fans over, because it showcases not only Fisher's classic sense of humor, but also the very real bond between her and her mother.
"I usually come to her," Fisher says. "I always come to her." She is subsequently greeted by Reynolds, who she proceeds to banter and joke with in a way that will remind you of your relationship with your own mother. (You know, if you were anywhere near as witty as Fisher was.) This is just a taste of the entire documentary, but it's a good taste, and it might be just what fans need right now during this tragic time.
As we keep Reynolds in our hearts and minds, hoping for a speedy recovery, and as we continue to mourn Fisher, who died bathed in moonlight, strangled by her own bra, remembering how much the two women loved each other might make the ache fade just a little bit.
Editor's Note: This article originally reported that Bright Lights would be coming to HBO in March. However, on Friday, December 30, the network announced that, "In light of the recent and unexpected deaths of both Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, the documentary will debut Saturday, Jan. 7 at 8:00 p.m."