When it starts it looks like it might be snark but no bite, then the realisation that its grim settings and politics are no mere fashion statement. Its cynicism (blasting commercialism, male insecurity, media representation) allows room for genuine empathy for its underdogs. I was moved, not least by the idea that teenage girls with a mic would find an audience calling it like they see it.
everyone misses the point of this film and what it wants to convey- while fame and consumer culture of pop icons are strong themes, Nancy Dowd, who was part of the punk rock scene, wanted to give women a voice in a subculture that is ultimately dominated by men. Production values and formal, stylistic elements aside, i like this film a lot and think of it as an important underground cult classic