Lady Gaga’s ‘Til It Happens to You’ Calls for Awareness of Sexual Assault on Campus

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Lady Gaga is calling for awareness about campus sexual assault in her latest music video for the song ‘Til It Happens to You.’ The ballad was written for the 2015 documentary The Hunting Ground, directed by Kirby Dick and produced by Amy Ziering. The Hunting Ground is centered on college students who are rape victims and face retaliation when they seek justice. Fittingly, the music video mirrors The Hunting Ground’s PSA.

The video begins with a warning that states, “The following contains graphic content that may be emotionally unsettling but reflect the reality of what is happening daily on college campuses.” The screen then fades and begins a short black and white film with four main characters—one girl working with a male friend in her dorm room; another girl, who appears to be transitioning to male, getting dressed in the dorm bathroom; and two girls going to a college…

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