L7’s Wild Beginnings Chronicled in New Documentary Clip
Riot grrl pioneers L7 are the stars of a new documentary from filmmaker Sarah Price, titled — what else? — L7: Pretend We're Dead. Through a combination of interviews, home videos and performance footage, the movie details the band's ascent to rock stardom in the late '80s and early '90s via their own words, as well as commentary from a slew of noteworthy musicians: Joan Jett, Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic, Garbage’s Shirley Manson, Veruca Salt’s Louise Post and X’s Exene Cervenka, just to name a few.
Price's Kickstarter-funded documentary — which has yet to get a nationwide release date — premiered in New York City last week, with a second screening set for Los Angeles' Vista Theatre this Thursday (November 17). The quartet is also set to a play pair of shows in L.A. later that week; they'll be at the Troubadour on November 20, followed by the Echoplex on November 21.
Today, CLRVYNT is happy to unveil the latest look at L7: Pretend We're Dead. The ensuing clip offers a brief history lesson at how the band first came together, from L7 themselves. Watch below.