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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. | Add synopsis »
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2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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"I'm your worst nightmare come to life! I'm a girl who you can't shut up!" See more (8 total) »

Cast

 

Carrie Brownstein ... Herself

Joan Jett ... Herself
Tavi Gevinson ... Herself

Adam Horovitz ... Himself

Kim Gordon ... Herself

Kathleen Hanna ... Herself
Corin Tucker ... Herself
Jocelyn Samson ... Herself (as JD Samson)
Lynn Breedlove ... Herself
Jennifer Baumgardner ... Herself
Kathryn Wilcox ... Herself
Johanna Fateman ... Herself

Directed by
Sini Anderson 
 
Produced by
Sini Anderson .... producer
Gwen Bialic .... producer
Hilary Crowe .... associate producer
Tamra Davis .... producer
Rachel Dengiz .... producer
Erin Owens .... producer
Alan Oxman .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Jennie Jeddry 
Moira Morel 
 
Film Editing by
Jessica Hernández 
Bo Mehrad 
 
Sound Department
Quentin Chiappetta .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lindsay Brice .... still photographer
Josh Polon .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Aaron Aites .... additional editor: The Edit Center
Melani C. Brown .... additional editor: The Edit Center
James Chellingworth .... additional editor: The Edit Center
Joy Dietrich .... additional editor: The Edit Center
Debora Giammarco .... additional editor: The Edit Center
Dimon Hunter .... associate editor
Dana Kasser .... additional editor: The Edit Center
Rebecca Laks .... assistant editor
Lauren Lascher .... additional editor: The Edit Center
Collin MacGregor .... additional editor: The Edit Center
Michael Parker .... assistant editor
Joey Severini .... additional editor
Joey Severini .... assistant editor
Daria Sommers .... additional editor: The Edit Center
Rachel Steele .... additional editor: The Edit Center
 
Other crew
Samantha Muilenburg .... research assistant
Jen Schwartz .... legal assistant
 
Thanks
Liam Dunlop .... thanks
Penelope Falk .... thanks
Amy Foote .... thanks
Mollie Goldstein .... thanks
Betsy Kagen .... thanks
Jennifer Kennedy .... thanks (as Jen and Jen)
Rachel Mills .... thanks
Tiffany Peckosh .... thanks
Jen Schwartz .... thanks (as Jen and Jen)
Aaron Yanes .... thanks
 

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
"I'm your worst nightmare come to life! I'm a girl who you can't shut up!", 2 December 2013
Author: aawhitham from Oakland, CA

"I'm your worst nightmare come to life! I'm a girl who you can't shut up!" On an old home video in a tiny living room, a woman screams about pain, feminism, and the aggression of men in Olympia, Washington, in 1991. It's the voice of Kathleen Hanna, who will front groundbreaking punk band Bikini Kill and feminist party band Le Tigre, help launch the Riot Grrrl movement, inspire a mainstream grunge rock scene dominated by men, and courageously and emphatically serve as the mouthpiece for every girl who thought she could only whisper things in her bedroom.

Over 20 years later, Hanna is finally given her day in rock history in director Sini Anderson's award-winning documentary THE PUNK SINGER. The origin stories this born leader, third wave feminist icon, and ultimate low-fi artist are brought to life through archival footage, intimate interviews, and commentaries by Kim Gordon, Carrie Brownstein, Ann Powers, Adam Horovitz, and former bandmates. Hanna's in-your-face activism—through lyrics, zines, and manifestos—moved women to the front, literally and figuratively. Two decades later, Hanna is still ripping down barriers of music and gender and art, still proudly saying "Stay out of my way!"

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