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
Nominated for Best Music Film at the 2013 NME Awards along with Searching For Sugar Man, LCD Soundsystem: 'Shut Up And Play The Hits', Marley, The Rolling Stones: 'Crossfire Hurricane' and Led Zeppelin: 'Celebration Day'. See more »
Someone once said that Nirvana attracted everybody that'd ever been through a broken home. My niche is a lot more specific. It's a lot of females and a lot of gay guys and a few advanced, evolved heterosexual men. Not many but there're a few out there.
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Written by Eric Erlandson, Courtney Love, Patty Schemel
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A film that focuses on Courtney Love's band Hole where Ms. Love is not the out-of-control one may seem like an unlikely premise. But the story of Hole drummer Patty Schemel's rise and fall (OUT of Hole) is beautifully done.
Growing up in a small town outside Seattle, it wasn't long before Schemel and her musician brother Larry became regular fixtures in the Seattle music scene. As the city was becoming the focal point for the new "alternative" movement, Patty and her friend Kurt Cobain were indulging in activities a bit more risky than music. Through home footage and interviews with all three band-mates and a who's who of influential female drummers, Hit So Hard tackles sexism in the music industry, the long and painful process of kicking drugs and the loneliness of being a young lesbian in a conservative town. But by looking at her life from so many facets, the film is ultimately uplifting, moving and powerful. Props to everyone involved. Best SXSW documentary this year.
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