Got a Girl Crush On: “Dirty Girls” a short doc about 13-year-old riot grrrls in LA in the 90s
Shot in 1996 and edited in 2000, this is a short documentary about a group of 13-year-old riot grrrls who were socially ostracized at school by their peers and upperclassmen. Everyone in the schoolyard held strong opinions about these so-called “dirty girls,” and meanwhile the “dirty girls” themselves aimed to get their message across by distributing their zine across campus.
Directed by Michael Lucid. Music: “Batmobile” by Liz Phair
How did I miss that Kerri Kenny-Silver was the lead singer of Cake Like???
Holy cow, how did this slip by?! I already loved this brilliantly quirky comedienne, but now have a newfound love for this woman!
This video is a veritable gold-mine of 90s riot grrrl awesomeness peppered with fellow members of The State (who have all since graduated onto Reno 911, Party Down, Children’s Hospital, Stella, Wainy Days, aaaaaand pretty much anything funny and amazing). Doesn’t hurt that the song is pretty effing awesome, too.
Got a Girl Crush On: Delia*s Catalogs circa late-90s
Delia*s was THE one-stop shopping for barbed-wire and hemp chokers, platform flip-flops, board shorts, fluorescent nail polish, and ringer baby tees. I LOVED getting my Delia*s catalog and cutting them for collages (or decoupaging my kaboodle). They got every Junior Highschool girl’s babysitting money.
Got a Girl Crush On: this dream-team photo of Stacey Dash, Amy Heckerling and Alicia Silverstone on-set of Clueless (1995)
Can I swoon a little about Ms. Herckerling for a minute?
She’s one of the few female directors to have produced multiple box-office hits: (i.e. Fast Times at Ridgemont High, National Lampoon’s European Vacation, Look Who’s Talking, and—of course—Clueless). She’s also directed a few episodes of the American version of The Office.