A remake can be a welcome addition and Peirce’s film is just that. The cinematography, mise-en-scène, art direction, and character development are modernized, making the film accessible to today’s youth, particularly the reality of cyberbullying.
I am a daughter in a mother/daughter relationship, I have been in the girls’ locker room when the girls are acting mean and they have a particular way of doing that. I also, at the same time as you, look at how I present my gender and live. I am a tomboy.
Kathleen was really the strongest voice in the beginning of Third Wave feminism in [Riot Grrrl]. And really daring to be outspoken enough to say, “All women to the front.” That hadn’t been done before.
Sini Anderson’s documentary The Punk Singer is many things. It has been unfairly criticized for being a glowing highlight reel of Kathleen Hanna’s artistic, feminist, activist, and musical projects bordering on hagiography, and for not focusing enough on the larger movement of feminism or Riot Grrrl. In my view, those misguided criticisms miss the fact that the film, at once fierce and delicate, delivers feminism through a punk rock lens via the life and music of Kathleen Hanna.