Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Riot Grrl, 1996

Enormous thanks to @coldbrain for alerting me to Dirty Girls, a film shot in 1996 at an LA High School, capturing the clash between Riot Grrls and the rest of the schoolyard. It's fairly safe to say there isn't much of a meeting of minds between the two groups, but despite the odd outbreak of unintentional self-awareness ("my housekeeper gave me this") it's impossible not to root for the Dirty Girls. And give quiet thanks you never had to go to an LA High School.

"I'm not a person to judge what's right and wrong in life, but this is, like, dark and nightmarey."