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Everything we know about Kesha’s “therapeutic” documentary

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Kesha has just dropped the trailer for her directorial debut, Rainbow – and it looks impressive. 

Kesha may have said and revealed a lot on her latest record, Rainbow – but she’s done yet.

From an eating disorder to her struggles with her mental health, her hit album revealed the darkness she’s gone through in recent years.

The singer even addressed the accusations she made against her longtime producer, Dr Luke, who she accused of sexual and emotional abuse (which he has denied). Kesha filed a lawsuit again Dr Luke (real name Lukasz Gottwald) in 2014, alleging (among other things) sexual assault and battery, sexual harassment, gender violence and emotional distress over a 10-year period.

Dr Luke denied the claims and countersued, and a judge turned down Kesha’s request to be released from her contract with Sony’s Kemosabe Records.

Kesha later posted a message on Instagram saying she had been asked by an unnamed party to publicly backtrack, and implied she’d be released from her contract in return.

Now, Kesha has visually recorded her “healing” journey in her directorial debut documentary of the same title, Rainbow.

“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,” Kesha told Billboard.

“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.”

Featuring behind-the-scenes footage, the film will also showcase “psychedelic vignettes”. The trailer doesn’t give much away, but at one point Kesha screams to a crowd “You don’t own me”.

You can watch it here:

The documentary will drop on Apple Music 10 August, on the anniversary of Rainbow’s release.

We’ve already added it to our must-watch list.

Images: Rex Features / Instagram

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