The Punk Singer

2013, Documentary/Music, 1h 20m

68 Reviews 2,500+ Ratings

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It verges on hagiography, but given the deeply compelling nature of its subject's story, The Punk Singer can be forgiven its lack of objectivity. Read critic reviews

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Filmmaker Sini Anderson explores the life and career of punk rocker Kathleen Hanna, the Bikini Kill frontwoman who became a pioneer of the "riot grrrl" movement of the 1990s.

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  • May 05, 2014
    It's no wonder that Kathleen Hanna has an entire documentary focused around her. Between her turn as lead singer of the riot grrl punk band "Bikini Kill," being in the techno group "Le Tigre," and her solo act "Julie Ruin," she is basically the mother of feminist punk rock. Hanna is famous for her feminist zines and incendiary lyrics in her music, and for her take no prisoners attitude when it comes to her life, her music, and her art, Kathleen Hanna is the kind of woman little girls should look up to. Not only is she an amzing punk icon, but a feminist icon as well. The documentary looks at her biography, and what amazing things she accomplished, without the drug addled pretensions that fame always abides. It deals with women's issues and the scope of feminism in the nineties' scene. Best yet we get to see the person she now is, and hopefully the artist she is becoming yet again. The film has some really great interviews with Hanna herself as well as critics and admirers of Hanna's. It's just bewildering how amazing this woman is, and how poignant and gritty this doumentary is.
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  • Apr 26, 2014
    Great insight in to an important icon from the Riot Grrrrl movement, entertaining, informative and everything a rock doc should be.
    Jon H Super Reviewer
  • May 02, 2013
    A charming bit of documentary on Kathleen Hanna and Bikini Kill, both of whom I had not encountered previously.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Mar 16, 2013
    'The Punk Singer'. Kathleen Hanna, what an important and powerful voice! A "force" indeed. Thank you for bringing her life, struggles and achievements to the screen, Sini Anderson.
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