It’s been repeatedly revealed over the last few years, but it bears repeating as often as possible: The music industry has a serious misogyny problem. Joining the growing number of women who have spoken out against it (Lauren Mayberry, Grimes, et. al.) is Charli XCX. The pop singer best known for being the driving force behind Icona Pop’s multi-summer dominating track “I Love It” released a documentary on BBC3 called The F Word and Me on November 24.
The documentary follows Charli while she tours behind her album Sucker and includes interviews with other female musicians from Ryn Weaver and Marina and The Diamonds’ Lizzy Plapinger.
Charli admits in the opening of the doc that feminism as a concept in pop music has never been more visible, before asking, “Is the male-dominated music industry really changing?”
She explained her reasoning for making The F Word and Me in a tweet that read, “I feel like the question ‘What’s it like to be a woman in the music industry’ is annoying and complex, but still necessary. This doc explores that.” The doc includes clips of fellow pop music feminists like Nicki Minaj and a particularly awful interview where someone asks Charli if she’ll be wearing a bra when she takes the stage at Glastonbury.
Carve 42 minutes out of your schedule and check it out up top.