“Redefining Feminism in Punk: Los Angeles” celebrates women in music
The Linda Lindas, Hole’s Patty Schemel, Backstage Pass and more appear in the latest episode of Dr. Martens documentary film series. Titled “Redefining Feminism in Punk: Los Angeles,” the episode highlights the important role of women in the history of punk.
The footwear brand announced their 2021 “Dr. Martens Presents: Music & Film Series” lineup earlier this month. The newest episode will become available today.
The series follows local music communities in New York and Los Angeles through the lenses of six rising filmmakers. The episodes aim to highlight the cities’ respective music scenes as well as the artists and fans involved in them.
Directed by Ali Roberto, “Redefining Feminism in Punk: Los Angeles” is the third episode in the series, and it focuses on the past, present and future of women in Los Angeles’ punk scene. Schemel, the Linda Lindas, Backstage Pass, Exene Cervenka and LA Witch are all featured in the documentary and share their opinions on women in punk.
Roberto spoke to Alternative Press at length about the vision behind the project and how it came to be.
Roberto also spoke about what it was like collaborating on the project.
“Interviewing Exene and Patty was an absolute dream come true. I have looked up to these women for a long time,” Roberto continues. “They adorned my walls growing up as I yearned to move away from my hometown and immerse myself in music and art. My filmmaking partner Sébastien Paquet also had the same dreams growing up in France, and now we create films together. Seb has been the main cinematographer for Korn for the past 16 years. He is the one behind the camera at every show and every rock and metal festival in the US. Together, we create docufilms and music videos for many artists you know and love.”
Episode three is the latest of the six films to be released and follows the first two episodes. The first episode in the series focuses on the roots of New York’s Afro House scene and features artists such as Eli Fola and DJ AQ.
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