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Writer and director Bo Burnham talks with Elsie Fisher on the set of Eighth Grade. Burnham says the anxiety he felt as a young performer helped him understand the social pressure teenage girls can experience. Linda Kallerus/Courtesy of A24 hide caption

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'Eighth Grade' Director Bo Burnham On Growing Up With Anxiety — And An Audience

The former YouTube star explores adolescence in the age of social media in his film Eighth Grade. "This awful D-list celebrity pressure I had experienced onstage has now been democratized," he says.

Writer and director Bo Burnham talks with Elsie Fisher on the set of Eighth Grade. Burnham says the anxiety he felt as a young performer helped him understand the social pressure teenage girls can experience. Linda Kallerus/Courtesy of A24 hide caption

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Director Bo Burnham On Growing Up With Anxiety — And An Audience

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