Poignant Documentary 'Audrie & Daisy' Takes A Critical Look At Rape Culture

Sundance Film Festival Documentary Is Confronting Rape Reality ​


Netflix's documentary success with Making a Murderer has meant our watch-queues have been filled with more fact than fiction – this September looks to be no different, as Netflix is releasing their next real-life offering in the tragic story of two girls who have been victims of rape at college.

Audrie & Daisy was first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was praised for the way it looks at the very real rape culture that exists on US college campuses. 


The documentary is about Audrie Pott and Daisy Coleman; two different girls, in two different states with very similar rape stories.

Both girls were filmed whilst being sexually assaulted and their ordeals were subsequently shared on social media, which led to torrents of abuse, both online and in person.

The film looks at the effects of victim shaming, which often overshadows these types of cases, especially when the perpetrators are a group of white privileged males.


Audrie & Daisy will undoubtedly spark great debate as it shines a light on incidents similar to that involving Stanford swimmer Brock Allen Turner and the Vanderbilt College case, where an American football player orchestrated the sexual assault of his girlfriend by his teammates.

This documentary gives viewers a rare intimate insight into the effects of rape and its tragically permanent consequences.

Give the trailer a watch below. Audrie & Daisy will available to watch on Netflix on September 24.

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