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L7: Pretend We're Dead
L7: Pretend We're Dead

L7: Pretend We're Dead   

Synopsis

Grab your backstage pass and take a visceral immersion into the 1990s with one of its seminal grunge punk bands, L7.

Pigeonholed as ‘all-female’ musicians despite their every effort, L7’s charismatic members struggled against music industry expectations at every turn, even as they contended with questions of celebrity and success. 

Assembling a dynamic combination of never-before-seen home video footage, interviews and raucous performances, L7: Pretend We’re Dead is a real time journey witnessing the rise, fall and ultimate redemption of these fierce feminist pioneers of American rock and roll.

Our fans couldn’t give a shit if we’re women”, founding member Donita Sparks says. "We did not set out to be an all-girl band. It just happened that way“. The formula - one part Donita’s love of pop and punk, one part Suzi’s hard rock and blues, along with charged lyrics that had political bite and humour - proved enough for the disenfranchised, the marginalised…the punk, and earned the band their rightful title as the “Queens of Grunge”.

L7: Pretend We’re Dead traces the influence the band had not only on rock and roll music, but on future generations of women everywhere and is, at the end, a testament to the pioneering spirit of a band that refused to take the status quo lying down.


Genre: Non-Fiction

Sub Genre: Music, Documentary, Biography

Year of Production: 2016

Running Time: 1 x 93-minutes

Available in HD: Yes

Country: USA

Production Company:A Blue Hats Creative Production