Trigger Warning is a socially aware documentary which explores the existence and subsequent consequences of rape jokes in the popular media. By encouraging individuals to sit down and discuss the matter in a group setting, Trigger Warning promotes a thoughtful environment wherein both the viewers and those within the film can intelligently consider and ultimately recognize the problem at hand.
The filmmakers' first and foremost mission is to promote awareness for this issue. The presence of rape jokes in the popular media is simply one aspect of a rape culture. We wish to get this film into as many outlets as possible in order to encourage healthy dialogues across the globe.
A rape culture is defined by a complex of beliefs that encourages male sexual aggression and supports violence against women. It is a society where violence is seen as sexy and sexuality as violent. (Transforming a Rape Culture)
Trigger Warning enables a universal conversation about the issue that will hopefully allow others to consciously think about the messages they are fed through the media. With the help of others, we hope to reach many an audience with this film.