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Hit So Hard

Hit So Hard

Patty Schemel, one-time drummer of grunge band Hole, recounts her turbulent years on tour with the band, piecing together a compelling tale of rock and roll excess, and the personal story of one woman’s survival.

Documentary 2011 103 mins

Director: P. David Ebersole

Overview

Patty Schemel, drummer of grunge band Hole, recounts her turbulent years on tour with the band, piecing together a compelling tale of rock and roll excess, and the personal story of one woman’s survival. Schemel’s candid discussions about her sexuality, drug addiction and eventual homelessness, offer a wealth of new perspectives on her meteoric and unexpected rise to fame.

The openly gay woman who always felt "different" never dreamed she would be part of a multi-platinum selling band, touring with legends, or on the cover of Rolling Stone. Or that, thanks to drug addiction, she could lose it all so quickly. Told with insider interviews and stunningly intimate, never-before-seen footage shot by Patty and her friends, Hit So Hard tells the story of Patty's rise to fame (and nearly fatal fall from it), with no punches pulled... and it's one hell of a story.