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"don't need you" is a documentary film that tells the story of the origins of Riot Grrrl in the American independent music scene of the 1990s, and how this feminist movement evolved into a ... See full summary »

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Kerri Koch

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Kerri Koch
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Mark Andersen Mark Andersen ... Himself - D.C. Punk Historian
Dasha Bikceem Dasha Bikceem ... Herself - Gunk Fanzine
Bratmobile Bratmobile ... Themselves
Sharon Cheslow Sharon Cheslow ... Herself - Chalk Circle / Artist
Natalie Cox Natalie Cox ... Herself - Kill Rock Stars
Fugazi Fugazi ... Themselves (archive footage)
Kathleen Hanna ... Herself - Bikini Kill / Le Tigre
Heavens to Betsy Heavens to Betsy ... Themselves (archive footage)
Bikini Kill Bikini Kill ... Themselves (archive footage)
Julie Lary Julie Lary ... Herself - Riot Grrrl Olympia
Ian MacKaye Ian MacKaye ... Himself - Fugazi
Madigan Shive Madigan Shive ... Herself - Tattle Tale / Bonfire Madigan
Corin Tucker ... Herself - Heavens to Betsy / Sleater-Kinney
Tobi Vail Tobi Vail ... Herself - Bikini Kill (archive footage)
Allison Wolfe Allison Wolfe ... Herself - Bratmobile
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"don't need you" is a documentary film that tells the story of the origins of Riot Grrrl in the American independent music scene of the 1990s, and how this feminist movement evolved into a revolutionary underground network of education and self-awareness through music, writing, activism, and women-friendly community. The film gives audiences a chance to meet key figures in the development of Riot Grrrl and see for themselves how these women have changed the history of music and feminism forever. The film features one-on-one interviews interspersed with rare, archival materials, including original Riot Grrrl fanzines, flyers, and photographs, as well as seldom seen footage from pioneering Riot Grrrl bands like Bikini Kill, Heavens to Betsy, and Bratmobile. Written by Anonymous

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grrrl | riot | 1990s | feminism | rock music | See All (9) »


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English

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20 April 2005 (USA) See more »

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Don't Need You: The Herstory of Riot Grrrl See more »

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Urban Cowgirl Productions See more »
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Rebel Girl
Live 1991
Written & Performed by Bikini Kill
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the only cool thing about this documentary was the footage of the shows
31 December 2009 | by vidrichiSee all my reviews

I was so excited to get this documentary! The riot grrrl movement was and still is really close to my heart.. I loved the energy, the music, the voices of the movement - HOWEVER - this documentary was in my opinion a very poor representation of the riot grrrl movement.. It looked like it was hastily put together and I'm afraid that it wouldn't give a very good impression to people not familiar with the movement and the music; if one is familiar with the movement and music - then it's just a big disappointment. It was SHORT, disorganized, poorly executed and edited... I was expecting something far more creative, something that would really be a good visual representation of the time, the music, the feelings behind the movement... so if you wanna know more about the riot grrrl movement, I suggest not starting here. Instead, listen to the music, buy LP's and look at their album art, read up on it online - look up feminist zines..


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