Hot Docs: Who Took The Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour [Kerthy Fix, 2011]

Toronto – Who Took The Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour is a damn good rock documentary that chronicles the life and times of feminist electro-clash band Le Tigre as they embark on a world tour following the release of their last album This Island. Often labelled as icons for many different groups including queers and dykes, the documentary dives right into the lives of the three Le Tigre members – JD Samson, Johanna Fateman and Kathleen Hanna. We get to see backstage footage, archival interviews and of course, concert footage. Some of the fashion styles and stage show antics of the band are explained, along with the usual story of how the band got together. The documentary highlights some of the struggles the band endures – being an all-female rock band, dealing with the labels associated with them and of course, whether or not to compromise some of the bands vision for publicity. Through it all, the members of the band remain incredibly entertaining, fun and all appear to have outstanding personalities. I have seen many rock documentaries and it’s refreshing to see a band whose personalities shine as much as Le Tigre’s. There is a particular gym scene that showcases the bands sense of humor and is one of the many memorable scenes in the film. There are also cameos by other bands including the band Hatebreed, who delivered the following quote “We rage harder in one minute then some people do in their lives”. I wanted to see a documentary on them afterwards.

Highly recommended for any music fan.

Wed, May 4 7:00 PM, The Royal Cinema
Thu, May 5 11:45 PM, Bloor Cinema
Fri, May 6 9:30 PM, TIFF Bell Lightbox 3

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