Wednesday, 9 July 2014

The Punk Singer (2013)

A terrific, honest and lively biog of Kathleen Hanna, singer of Bikini Kill, feminist activist and all round good-egg. Made with Kathleen's full cooperation and it shows; unlike so many biogs this one is choc full of current interviews with the subject about many subjects including her bands, feminism, the riot grrrl movement and, at the weepiest part, Lime disease and how Kathleen coped with not performing for many years.

Other contributors include: Joan Jett, Carrie Brownstein, Adam Horovitz, Kim Gordon, Kathi Wilcox and Jennifer Baumgardner.

I sat down and watched this with my 13 year old daughter and she loved it. I think it's important for girls to have great positive role models and who, in this age when girls look up to women like Beyonce and Rihanna, could be better than Kathleen Hanna?

Girls to the front!

Original letterboxd review

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