The Peacock Original documentary Freedia Got A Gun will explore the complexities of gun violence, reveal the realities of urban survival and take viewers into the heart of a city torn apart. We are pleased to offer the trailer, artwork and screener for this eye-opening film, which will be premiering on Peacock on Thursday, October 15.
Freedia Got A Gun dives into this country’s centuries-long struggle with gun violence and its ties back to race and toxic masculinity. Devastated after learning her brother Adam was murdered, New Orleans bounce legend Big Freedia uses her platform to raise awareness about the complexities of gun violence. As Freedia shares her personal journey from growing up gay in the projects through Hurricane Katrina and chasing her musical dreams, she delves deep into the first-hand experiences she and the community have had with gun violence, seeking to uncover the causes behind it.
“We are so excited this documentary will debut on Peacock, and can think of no better platform. Together with Chris McKim, we have had the honor of collaborating with Big Freedia for many years. Her bravery in turning personal tragedy into a challenging and uncompromising examination of guns in our society is inspiring. Big Freedia’s compassion combined with executive producer Charles Blow’s clarity results in a fresh look at an issue that desperately needs fresh insights and perspectives. It has been an honor to work with this dream team on such a critically important subject.” – Producers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato
Freedia Got A Gun stars Big Freedia and is directed by Chris Kim and executive produced by Charles Blow.