I have a back and forth, love/hate relationship with many of the things I’m passionate about, and Riot Grrrl and Riot Grrrl discussions, documentaries, and zines exploring its historical contexts are definitely some of them.
That’s why I was really glad and excited to read the description of the newest Kathleen Hanna documentary, which I was able to see this past weekend: “Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of the punk band Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio Le Tigre, rose to national attention as the reluctant but never shy voice of the riot grrrl movement. She became one of the most famously outspoken feminist icons, a cultural lightning rod. Her critics wished she would just shut-up, and her fans hoped she never would. So in 2005, when Hanna stopped shouting, many wondered why. Through 20 years of archival footage* and intimate interviews with Hanna, THE PUNK SINGER takes viewers on a fascinating tour of contemporary music and offers a never-before-seen view into the life of this fearless leader.”
The documentary was a new take on an old subject. It was great and I recommend checking it out!
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