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  • Actors: Kathleen Hanna, Carrie Brownstein, Kim Gordon
  • Directors: Sini Anderson
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: MPI HOME VIDEO
  • DVD Release Date: March 25, 2014
  • Run Time: 81 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00GS0927I
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,239 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of the punk band Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio Le Tigre, rose to national attention as the reluctant but never shy voice of the riot grrrl movement. In so doing she became both one of the most famously outspoken feminist icons and a cultural lightning rod. While her critics wished she would just shut up, her fans hoped she never would. So when in 2005 Hanna stopped shouting, many wondered why. Through 20 years of archival footage and intimate interviews with Hanna and those who were part of the scene, including music legends Joan Jett and Adam Horowitz, THE PUNK SINGER takes viewers on a fascinating tour of contemporary music and offers a never-before-seen view into the life of this fearless leader.

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This is a woman who has been through hell and come out kicking, and the result is as much a celebration as it is a documentary. --Tom Huddleston, Time Out

"Offers revelations alongside an invigorating recap of Hanna's influential career. --John Defore, Hollywood Reporter

Customer Reviews

This "Rebel Girl", Kathleen Hanna, was a beam of well needed light into the darkest issues concerning women.
Sheryl Fechter
While the film is both an excellent documentary on her music it also is an interesting and poignant tale of her struggle with Lyme disease.
Lovblad
Dont have a bad thing to say about it.... Highly recommend this to fans and people who watch it will become new fans.
brandon

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sheryl Fechter on April 26, 2014
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'Bikini Kill' was just one of those really great bands fronted by the talented Kathleen Hanna. Showing so much of the band in concert, along with Hanna talking freely, I really enjoyed this documentary as I haven't heard much about her in such a long time. Now Sini Anderson gives us this musical look, along with her additional camera work, into this Punk Rock band with a message as clear as crystal. The feminist wave of female rockers was understood differently by different people, although Hanna defines being a feminist right here: "Feminism is standing up to any and all oppression for anyone". This "Rebel Girl", Kathleen Hanna, was a beam of well needed light into the darkest issues concerning women. 'Bikini Kill' revamped concerts with an open invite for all the girls to get to the front of the audience. This was to keep them away from the violent nature of concerts as she was seeing them at the time. With songs about abuse, rape, violence, sexism and objectifying women, Kathleen Hanna punched out her feelings with lyrical fists.

Not only did she have her own band, she also co-found the 'Riot Grrrl' revolution. These were bands with so much to say, and also, they were produced by rocker Joan Jett. Strong, angry, decisive, and thematic with a commanding presence, the Riot Grrrl's movement took the Punk scene with its own fury. Kathleen had made some very influential friends in Kurt Cobain and also the band 'Sonic Youth', among many others during her time in both ventures.

Before 'Bikini Kill' eventually broke up, Kathleen helped to make fanzines which explained their reasoning for feelings that they each had. This was done to go into 'Riot Grrrl' with a "Manifesto", which they named it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S. Rogers on April 4, 2014
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I was dragged to the Mall in DC to see Fugazi and "some lame chicks rights band" back in the day. I was an unaware young man just going for a free show and walked away with with a seed planted in my head. Bikini Kill opened my mind to a wave of bands and ideas that has taken the years since then to really sink in. Kathleen is such an amazing person and artist, this film goes beyond all the BS and gives a slight peak at the person behind the art. I am sure I could go on but there are reviews here that spill it out better than I can, in parting buy this movie!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dawn Ishii on December 31, 2013
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I had forgotten how much she did for the music scene - especially for women. I was introduced to the punk scene several years after the riot girl movement had already been around and so much was already different thanks to bands like Bikini Kill. Also as someone who is battling chronic Lyme disease myself, I really appreciate her talking about and even showing her disease on film. More people need to know about this awful disease that is becomming an epidemic. I appreciate Kathleen Hanna bringing attention to the disease, showing her struggles and realiy to the audience.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By SarahK66 on January 10, 2014
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I saw this on instant video and had to watch it again. Bikini Kill were a mystery in the early 90's to me as a 14 year old. I never saw any interviews and that added to their enigma. I have to admit I was not an immediate fan of Kathleen Hanna. I was more into bands from Britain like Huggy Bear, Voodoo Queens and dream noise bands like Lush and Curve. The American stuff I did like was Babes in Toyland, Hole, L7 and 7 year Bitch. Then in 1996 Bikini Kill released their best work Reject All American. I was now a fan, but then they broke up a year later. Fortunately Kathleen was not done. She came back cool and strong with Le Tigre with the amazing Johanna Fateman. Years later they broke up too. I assumed Kathleen wanted out of the spotlight. Well the answer to my assumptions is the heart of this documentary. What Kathleen overcomes with the help of her loving husband Adam Horovitz is the real story. So watch it!

EDIT May 2014: Life is about constant change and dealing with people and their hypocrisy. I recently found out about Kathleen's involvement with the Michigan Womyn's Festival and their transphobic policy. They only allow natural born women in the festival which is their right, but they are alienating a lot of people by it. What really gets me about all of this is that Kathleen who has made a career of fighting for everyone's rights is completely silent about the topic. This is someone who has rallied against institutionalized racism, classism, sexism and homophobia. Her former band had a trans person in it. Yet when the trans community has reached out to her to apologize for her part in the festival to at least address her feelings, Kathleen pretends it is a non issue. She has ignored all emails and protests. I am not well versed in trans issues, but I know what a hypocrite is...I'm looking at you Ms. Hanna!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jim Hamilton on October 4, 2014
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One of the better documentaries I have seen lately. I was familiar with Kathleen Hanna through Bikini Kill and I knew she was married to Adrock from the Beastie Boys, and for some reason I remember hearing that she got sucker punched by Courtney Love, but I was really not aware of the extent of her work with feminist groups. If she ever gave up singing, I think she would be a good public speaker promoting her causes, and do I dare mention this, perhaps become a female answer to Henry Rollins.
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