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Hit So Hard (2011)

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A documentary that follows Hole drummer Patty Schemel as she struggles with fame and addiction.

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Herself
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Herself
Eric Erlandson ...
Himself
Melissa Auf der Maur ...
Herself
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Himself (archive footage)
Kristen Pfaff ...
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Larry Schemel ...
Himself
Gina Schock ...
Herself
Debbi Peterson ...
Herself
Kate Schellenbach ...
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Nina Gordon ...
Herself
Roddy Bottum ...
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Joe Mama-Nitzberg ...
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Phranc ...
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HIT SO HARD follows the journey of Patty Schemel, the openly gay drummer of Courtney Love's seminal rock band 'Hole.' As a young girl who always knew she was 'different' from the other kids in her farm town home outside of Seattle, Patty never dreamed she would one day have her picture on the cover of 'Rolling Stone.' But she also never fathomed that she could lose it all. A true survivor of what we now know was the disaffected 'slacker' generation, Patty found herself, like her friend Kurt Cobain, embraced by the dark side. Written by Anonymous

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The Life & Near Death Story of Patty Schemel


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16 November 2012 (UK)  »

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$3,174 (USA) (27 April 2012)

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$30,402 (USA) (8 June 2012)
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Permissions to use all the music by Hole in the film were granted free of charge by Courtney Love and Eric Erlandson as a gift to Patty Schemel, as the budget didn't allow for the expense of music rights. See more »

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Phranc: To me the grunge movement was all about fashion. And you know where the grunge movement took all their fashion from? From the lesbians.
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Asking For It
Written by Eric Erlandson, Courtney Love
Performed by Hole
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4 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film, about a young woman finding her way in music and life, who just happened to be the drummer of the Epic Band HOLE during my younger years, made me see my own struggles, and had me cheering for her all the way. PATTY SCHEMEL ROCKS!!!

Cobain, Love, and Schemel made the ultimate alternative family. there was love, through it all. And today, love is alive.

Director P. David Ebersole takes a celebrity type story and paints a swirling life lived fully, yes roughly, and now admirably. Patty and her Alternative Family of Today are showing the world that young girls rock, need to rock, will rock, and should be supporting in their rocking. It's an important story. A big story. A personal story. A universal story.


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