Feminist punk pioneers have officially funded their documentary film, directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker, Sarah Price (American Movie, The Yes Men, Summercamp) Titled L7: Pretend We’re Dead, the film takes viewers on an all access journey into the 1990’s punk-grunge movement that took the world by storm through the eyes of the band that helped define it as the genre of a generation.
The reaction to the announcement of the documentary was quite positive for the band. I’ts original line-up, IS set to take on festivals across Europe with more dates to be announced soon. Recently, Brazilian electro-rockers CSS voiced their support and explained the weight the band held in their mind, recounting their discovery of the band as teenagers. You can see the clip of them chatting about L7 below!
Culled from over 100 hours of vintage home movies taken by the band, never before seen performance footage, and candid interviews, L7: Pretend We’re Dead chronicles the early days of the band’s formation in 1985 to their height as the ‘queens of grunge’. The formula: one part Donita’s love of pop and punk and one part Suzi’s hard rock and blues, charged with lyrics that had political bite and humor that proved irresistible.
L7 will kick off a European tour in Vulkaneifel, Germany at the Rock Am Ring Festival, with more expected dates to be announced soon.
6/5-7: Vulkaneifel, Germany @ Rock am Ring Festival
6/5-7: Nuremberg, Germany @ Rock im Park Festival
6/19: Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain @ Azkena Rock Festival
6/20: Clisson, France @ Hell Fest