I can’t express to you how happy I am that this film now exists.
The Punk Singer: The Documentary about Kathleen Hanna is a look at the life and career of one of the heroes of Riot Grrrl and punk. The film also addresses why she has pulled back in recent years.
I can’t overstate how much I admire Kathleen Hanna. Her work and her music have meant so, so much to me over the years.
I have to see this. I have to see this.
…I have to see this.
The first question that the mention of a documentary about Kathleen Hanna prompts is usually, Why hasn’t one already been made? Credited as a founder of the third wave of feminism and Riot Grrrl – Hanna has been a seminal radical activist, musician, and cultural icon for over twenty years. She’s also been a lightening rod for controversy, and a famously private person. Five years ago, she disappeared from the public eye, and is only now re-emerging. The Punk Singer combines twenty years of archival footage and an intimate look at four consecutive seasons of Hanna’s present life, to tell the story of what happened, and who she is now.
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