Quite a few of Warhol's friends appear in interviews for the docuseries, like Jerry Hall, who noted that if Warhol painted your portrait and didn't follow your lip line, it meant that he didn't like you very much. Though that hasn't been confirmed, Warhol was known to slip little things into his paintings; Debbie Harry's portrait was the only one he painted with white hearts in her eyes—it was because he adored her so much.
Throughout the series, it's clear that even after all of the success he had, Warhol still felt like an outsider in a number of ways. Because he wasn't taken seriously by art critics at various points in his career, it would sometimes cause him to lash out at those critics in person. He recalled one instance where Rene Ricard said that his work was "just decorative," After telling him off, those around him were shocked to see him become so angry, as it rarely happened with Warhol. About the event, he said, "Everybody saw the real me."
But who was the real Warhol? Everything that he did relied upon the visual, whether it be paintings, films, his TV series, Interview Magazine, and with himself simply as someone to look at. He wasn't a huge chatterbox—he was quite the opposite, which made him a bit hard to read and decide whether or not the few things he did say were actually true. The only way to get a real look into a human is through their innermost thoughts, which we're able to hear (almost) firsthand as an AI-generated Warhol voice reads through a number of his diary entries.
Though speaking in his classic monotone and gentle way, after the breakup of his relationship with Jed Johnson, he lamented about not being the right type of person to have a relationship with. "I'm just a freak," Warhol said. "I can't change it. I'm too unusual." Immediately following that relationship, he began courting Jon Gould, an executive at Paramount Studios. This marked a bit of a turning point for him in relation to love, as it was obvious from the letters that the two would exchange that Warhol truly felt deep emotions and love for Gould.