Monday, June 14, 2010

Le Tigre: On Tour

(Via AfterEllen  and Bitch )

Le Tigre: On Tour is a documentary/concert film shot during the bands 2004-2005 tour. Says AfterEllen :

"Beginning with a random home rocket kit test flight, Le Tigre: On Tour takes an irreverent look at the camaraderie and adventures of the team, and spends a lot of time fawning over the most masculine of the trio, JD Samson. Dykes will appreciate the attention paid to this mustachioed butch dreamboat who comes across as genuine, humble and sexy, even when she's accepting champagne from adoring fans."

Bitch Magazine also posted a short review:

"The documentary references their battles waged in the name of gender display, remaining both feminist AND lesbian in their politics even when media coverage is on the line, and those that centre on an all too familiar theme in feminist work – a sharpened outsider focus on women’s relationships and connections to the ‘larger than life’ works of men (in Le Tigre’s case, it’s Hanna’s cleverly writing ‘Kurt smells like teen spirit’ on Cobain’s wall one evening causing the anthemic song to be written, but we needn’t look far to see this trend continue on in popular culture. The buzz surrounding Kathryn Bigelow, even from a feminist lens, more often than not, whispers the name of James Cameron too)."

I missed much of the riot grrrl phenomenon of the 90s and early 00s, I'm anxious to see this. Unfortunately, there are only a few screenings listed.

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