Rising pop superstar Charli XCX has paid her dues in the industry. From playing small clubs in her native England to appearing on Icona Pop’s dominating hit “I Love It,” she’s ridden a steady wave of popularity to her present spot, poised for a takeover. And unlike so many cookie cutter pop stars these days, she’s done it largely her own way, and in her own style.
But it hasn’t all been red carpets and black leather. In a new documentary for the BBC, Charli details what it’s really like to be a woman in the music industry, talking to her peers to get their experiences as well. Following her over the course of a summer, the video shows her life on the road as she discusses what it means to be a woman in a male dominated industry, as well as what feminism means in the modern age.