The Punk Singer (2013)
August 7, 2023 10:39 AM - Subscribe

[TRAILER] A look at the life of activist, musician, and cultural icon Kathleen Hanna, who formed the punk band Bikini Kill and pioneered the "riot grrrl" movement of the 1990s.

A film by Sini Anderson.

91% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

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posted by DirtyOldTown (3 comments total)
This tilts a little toward hagiography, but Kathleen Hanna is a badass, so that seems fine.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 1:27 PM on August 7, 2023 [1 favorite]

The true queen of the neighborhood. I met Mrs Abehammerb while she was basically dressed up in Kathleen homage. That has turned out really well.
posted by Abehammerb Lincoln at 8:12 AM on August 8, 2023 [1 favorite]

Yeah the interestingness was interesting but the general tone was too fangirl for me. It's very possible to have a loving, appreciative documentary that allows for some critical context. The film was more interested in advertising than exploring.
posted by latkes at 3:03 PM on August 12, 2023

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