kass’s review published on Letterboxd:
babiest brain take to think nu-metal is the big bad here. really funny to spend so much time pearl clutching over the misogyny that permeated in those fanbases and act like that isn’t present in your sad indie boy rock! moby talking about how nu-metal copied hip hop’s “misogyny and homophobia” (as if that’s exclusive to rap) but none of its more cultured aspects was…. weird! and then he doubled down when he talked about how coachella does it right by having progressive social hip hop — i! didn’t! like! that!
and i’m sorry, but it didn’t feel like the movie really cared about all of the violence women endured during this weekend. we spent like 15 minutes(?) collectively talking about sexual assault and mostly it felt like it was being used to make their point that the culture associated with these fanbases made them bad people – and everything that went wrong was only because of them! hard to take in good faith when the footage of women being groped or exposing themselves felt like it had a longer runtime than any discussion of harm.
lots of finger wagging and not enough introspection on why people lash out in anger and destruction when they’re deprived of their most basic needs. anyway woodstock ‘99 doc but by commies instead of neolibs when pls.