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L7: Pretend We're Dead (2016)

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A real time journey witnessing the rise, fall, and ultimate redemption of the fierce feminist pioneers of American grunge punk: L7.

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L7 ... Themselves
Donita Sparks ... Self
Demetra Plakas ... Self (as Dee Plakas)
Suzi Gardner Suzi Gardner ... Self
Jennifer Finch ... Self
Sonic Youth ... Themselves (archive footage)
Butch Vig ... Self
Lydia Lunch ... Self
Shirley Manson ... Self
Allison Robertson Allison Robertson ... Self
Louise Post ... Self
Allison Wolfe Allison Wolfe ... Self
Krist Novoselic ... Self
Valerie Agnew Valerie Agnew ... Self
Slymenstra Hymen ... Self (archive footage) (as Danielle Stampe)
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A real time journey witnessing the rise, fall, and ultimate redemption of the fierce feminist pioneers of American grunge punk: L7.

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Features The Word: Episode #3.4 (1992) See more »

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Written by Donita Sparks and Suzi Gardner
Performed by L7
Courtesy of Wax Tadpole Records
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Not dead. Alive and well!
12 March 2019 | by twominds79See all my reviews

I'd been waiting years for this film to be released in my country, A great band from my teens. Not just the greatest girl band of all time but one of the greats . Period. The documentary shows the band through video footage with Donita , Suzi, Jen and Dee talking over the various scenes. I'm glad they went this route instead of the 'talking heads'. It makes the film flow a lot more, Starting from obsurity to playing smaller clubs and then to rock stardom with the breaking of Nirvana's 'Nevermind' the girls document the rise well and then the steep decline after 'The beauty process ' album were they found themselves without a label. They went on a significant hiatus until the power of us fans brought them out and touring again. Finally, I got to see them live in 2016. I had to purchase from overseas as it's hard to obtain but it's worth every cent. Not just for L7 fans


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