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I don't give a shit what people think. I know what's real, I don't care if people don't think feminism is important, because I know it is. And I don't care if people don't think late stage Lyme disease exists, because I have it, and other people have it. And we help each other, and we know it exists. And other people can think what they want. My problem is when people get in the way of feminism. Or people get in the way of people who are sick, getting better, because they don't ...
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Inspiring, funny, sad - a great introduction to a powerfully subversive artist
One of the many good things documentaries can do is make you aware of a
person, a movement, a moment that you somehow overlooked, and help you
realize just how important and how wonderful that person (or art form
or whatever) was and/or is.
So it was for me with "The Punk Singer". Not growing up a big punk fan,
I missed out on Kathleen Hanna and Bikini Kill, and the Riot Grrrl
movement. My loss. This angry, joyful, tough, articulate, crazy, sexy,
insightful, funny, political artist was a major force in feminism and
social politics, and if I came late to the party I'm grateful to the
film for making the introduction now.
The film can be uneven some (not all) of the talking head interviews
with others aren't very interesting - when compared to the performance
footage of Hannah, or her ability to analyze her work and it's meaning
in her own interviews but I ended up inspired by the woman and the
artist, and inspiration these days is in short supply.
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