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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 ...
Himself (archive footage)
Larry Schemel ...
Himself
Gina Schock ...
Herself
Debbi Peterson ...
Herself
Kate Schellenbach ...
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Nina Gordon ...
Herself
Roddy Bottum ...
Himself
Joe Mama-Nitzberg ...
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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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$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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Melissa Auf der Maur: Ultimately you're committed to each other and love each other. Being in a band is just this unspoken unconditional love with all the weirdness that comes with it.
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Written by Eric Erlandson, Courtney Love
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Behind every powerful woman is an inspirational woman!!
20 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Stirring rock documentary with themes of survival, redemption, and good old woman-power. What small-town girl doesn't have dreams of being in a rock band? But Patty Schemel actually went out and did it, on her own terms and without miniskirts and push-up bras.

The treasure trove of archival footage was fascinating on its own, but was well put to use in service of Schemel's story. I laughed out loud at her "typical drummer" goof-ball pranks, and some comical interview footage of her Hole band mates, but also teared up at several points during her descent and eventual triumph.

Ms. Schemel is not simply a female drummer who can keep a beat like the guys; her big heart beats throughout the documentary. I can't wait to see it again. She's a hero.


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