The Trailer for Kesha's New Documentary Has Us Feeling So Emotional

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Ariel Sobel

The trailer just dropped for Kesha's upcoming documentary, Rainbow—The Film, and it looks like I'm already crying.

While Taylor Swift got to be on the cover of TIME,  there's no doubt that Kesha was the first woman to say #MeToo in the music industry. Her longtime battle to be freed from Sony music and no longer forced to work with her accused abuser Dr. Luke resulted in her most acclaimed and personal album yet. 

The documentary, which comes out August 10, will be released exclusively by Apple Music. Kesha herself co-directed the film with Kevin Hayden, a cinematographer who has shot for Vogue, Cardi B, and Selena Gomez, plus her brother Lagan Sebert.

"Sometimes things feel like they’re too much to handle," Kesha says in the trailer. "You may be able to pull it together and put on a front in front of others. But inside you’re trapped, suffocating slowly."

The clip hints that the film will embrace the colorfully poetic images used in Kesha's Praying while releasing unseen footage about her journey recording Rainbow and her gutwrenching 2018 Grammy Awards performance. 

"Making Rainbow the album was such a therapeutic process and given the opportunity to turn it into a three dimensional piece of art has helped me find even deeper healing and catharsis," revealed Kesha in a statement.

"I hope this film inspires others to never give up even if you feel full of hurt or lost, because after the storm comes a rainbow. Depression, anxiety and mental illness are things we all need to talk about more, and there is no shame in asking for help. Making the decision to work on yourself is the bravest thing you can do. I hope this film helps bring light and love to everyone."

See the vibrant trailer for Rainbow—The Film in the video below.

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