A young woman is speaking quietly on camera. It’s hard to tell what she looks like because we never see the whole of her face, just fragments: her lips, her eyes, her fingers as they hold a cigarette. The lens zooms in close, so close you can see the pores on her skin, the flecks of mascara on her eyelashes, the tiny red veins in her eyes. It’s unsettling, both uncomfortably intimate yet at one remove from the viewer. Her voice has a soft Pennines burr, the sort that brings to mind wet hillsides and steaming cups of strong brown tea. She is describing something that happened to her when she was 14, the same age as my own daughter now. ‘I was with these men,’ she says, ‘there was a lock on the door. I was drunk and vomiting over the side of the bed. They were laughing. One of them had a razor blade. He kept coming up to me, holding it up to my throat, telling me he was going to slit my throat.’ We’ve seen the story of Rochdale told very recently in the three-part drama Three Girls, pictured. This is a far more raw affair, featuring… Read full this story
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