Thursday, November 6, 2014

Hit So Hard

2011 American Feature

Cast: Patty Schemel, Melissa Auf der Maur, Eric Erlandson and Courtney Love
Director: P. David Ebersole
Writers: P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes

The life and "near death" story of Patty Schemel, drummer of the alternative rock band Hole, and her struggles with fame, drugs and coming out.


  • Internet Movie Database: 6.7/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 64% / Audience: 71%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 52% / Audience: 7.2%
  • Movie Dearest rating: B+

  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available


  • GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Documentary.
  • San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Honorable Mention.

  • The title is a reference to the song "Hit So Hard" from Hole's 1998 album Celebrity Skin.
  • In addition to the members of Hole, the film also features interviews with such other musicians as Faith No More's Roddy Bottum (who also wrote the film's score), Nina Gordon (of Veruca Salt), Debbi Peterson (of The Bangles), Phranc, Kate Schellenbach (of Luscious Jackson) and Gina Schock (of The Go-Go's).
  • The film also includes archival footage of musicians Kurt Cobain, Leslie Mah, Kristen Pfaff and Fred Schneider and model Jenny Shimizu.

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