Dir. Sarah Price, 2016, US, 87 mins
L7: fierce, feminist pioneers of American grunge punk!
Pretend We're Dead is a window into the unique perspective of L7, a band of true insiders who brought grunge punk to the masses.With lyrics that had political bite and humour, L7's anthems for the disenfranchised, the marginalised, and the punk helped define grunge as the genre of a generation.
Culled from over 100 hours of vintage home movies taken by the band, never-before-seen performance footage, and candid interviews, this film takes viewers on an all-access journey into the 1990's grunge movement that took the world by storm. Chronicling the early days of the band’s formation in 1985 to their height as the ‘queens of grunge,’ the film is a roller coaster ride through L7’s triumphs and failures - a classic tale of rags to riches to rags. Featuring exclusive interviews with Exene Cervenka (X), Krist Novoselic (Nirvana), Shirley Manson (Garbage), Louise Post (Veruca Salt), Joan Jett and many more.