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The F Word: Watch Charli XCX’s new BBC documentary on feminism in pop music

 

Charli XCX spent a good part of her summer touring behind breakout album Sucker, hitting festivals like Glastonbury and Lollapalooza along the way. But the pop singer and songwriter extraordinaire did more than just slay the stage: she also worked on a BBC documentary that discusses feminism in pop music and takes a look at the role and reputation of women in a male dominated industry, even as the charts are peppered with female names and contributions.

The F Word And Me, which you can watch below after it aired on BBC3 last night, features interviews with Ryn Weaver, Hannah Diamond, LIZ, Marina And The Diamonds, Jack Antonoff of Bleachers and fun., and Lizzy Plapinger of MS MR and Neon Gold.

“I want to show you what it’s really like to be a young woman in the music industry,” XCX says right at the top, and the remaining 42 minutes gives a glimpse into what female musicians deal with on a daily basis, from interview questions to playing alongside male counterparts at major festivals.