Coming out of the Riot Grrrl movement in the '90s, Le Tigre made waves in music, not only because of their political and feminist lyrics, but also because their music is just so damn catchy. Who Took the Bomp follows band members Johanna Fateman, JD Samson, and Kathleen Hanna (formerly of Bikini Kill) on their final tour in 2004 and includes not only some great concert footage but captures the women's experiences navigating a sexist music industry (which the band confronts, delightfully, with wit and sarcasm). The film is energizing, inspiring, funny and is certain to invigorate fans and inspire those who were not yet devotees throw gloriously feminist Le Tigre dance parties.
Meghan Murphy spoke with Kerthy Fix, director of Who Took the Bomp: Le Tigre on Tour, on May 1, 2011.
Who Took the Bomp: Le Tigre on Tour is showing at DOXA Documentary Film Festival on Sunday, May 8th. For more information about DOXA or to purchase tickets to screenings, please visit: www.doxafestival.ca
For more information about The F Word, please visit: www.feminisms.org.
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