New documentary 'Underplayed' tackles the difficulties faced by women in the electronic music industry

film 26/08/2020

A new documentary is coming to TIFF, titled 'Underplayed'.

Exploring the difficulties women DJs faced in the electronic music industry, 'Underplayed' features prominent DJs like Alison Wonderland, Nervo, Rezz, Tokimonsta and more.

Filmed over the course of 2019's summer festivals, Stacey Lee's project exposes the gender inequality in the scene with an overall uplifting tone. 

The doc's description mentions that the women who are operating in this artistic space and producing chart-topping tracks have failed to receive the recognition that the men in the same industry are showered with. The doc is set to change that as the industry is beginning toward more inclusive lineups and opportunities for all genders.

The documentary is set to play at the OLG Play Stage at Ontario Place on 19th September as part of Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), followed by a live performance set with DJ/Producer Rezz, who is also one of the main subjects in the doc.

Check out the trailer below: