Lady Gaga released a new video for her song Til It Happens To You which is about sexual assault. It is graphic and there is a warning preceding the video but it is also done I think with the right intent and with thoughtfulness considering that Lady Gaga herself is a victim of sexual assault.
I’m going to put the link here but it’s not saying you need to see the video, it’s only if you want to see it. It might be too much for some people. I cried.
(Below the link is more information about the video if you want to read it before you decide about watching it)
If it helps to have more information about what is seen in the video, I will now do a breakdown of the graphic content
Various college age women are assaulted by college aged men who are either friends or attending a party. One is assaulted against a wall; he fondles her breasts (that’s the best way I can describe it) there’s some movement against the wall but I don’t know for sure if it was sex (maybe I was too shocked), one woman is thrown down on a bathroom counter and assaulted from behind (there are brief thrusting moves), two girls are drugged at a party; one is assaulted on a bed but seems to fight him off, she then helps her friend who is seen unconscious in a chair with her underwear down around her ankles. During the video the women experience flashbacks of what happened to them.
….end trigger warning….