Steve Got Raped
By Sam Gooley, Directed by Adeara Jean Maurice
Mar. 23, 24, 30, & 31
2M; 2F
Newly engaged couple, Steve and Katie, think they have life figured out. They’re gliding through adulthood without any problems or complications. Until, Steve finds the smiley-face pregnancy test in their bathroom trashcan right before his bachelor party. After some discussion and a little foreplay, Katie convinces Steve to go to his party and encourages him to have fun. Everything goes according to plan until Steve wakes up the next day missing his pants and questioning his fidelity. Was Steve’s encounter with a surprise guest consensual or was it rape? What do you do when you’re stuck in the grey area of consent, monogamy, and societal expectations? Why do we treat each case of sexual violence the same when every case is so different? This is a story of our generation’s anxieties about sex, maturity, and settling; showcasing a generation standing on the precipice of adulthood and ignites in all of us the question: Am I ready for what comes next?