Press

Alternative Press named Lost Grrrls one of “25 films that capture the history of punk, riot grrrl, and beyond”
“The riot grrrl movement is oftentimes recognized for predominantly existing in the Pacific Northwest. In Lost Grrrls: Riot Grrrl In Los Angeles, director Vega Darling seeks to dispel this myth by presenting a different side of the movement. One that breaks away from the stereotype that all riot grrrls are white and perform the same musical stylings familiar to the movement. Riot grrrl didn’t exist in a vacuum, and Darling makes that abundantly clear in their documentary.”


From Huffpost – Finding a Voice article 

“Through Riot Grrrl,” Darling said, “Punk, and Queercore I found myself my voice, my community. Without the support from this community I would probably have self-destructed long ago.”
 
Dazed named Lost Grrrls an “Essential Riot Grrrl Film” 
“Most people think of the Pacific Northwest or DC when they think of riot grrrl. Yet its waves reached LA too. This short explores the diverse feminist punk culture’s impact in LA, specifically the bands that came up in Long Beach, Huntington Beach, and Orange County. To name a few: Red Aunts, Oiler, Fleabag, The Makeshift Conspiracy, Bonfire Madigan. It also addresses the reputation of early incarnations of riot grrrl as the preserve of white middle-class girls. You hear from people of color, LGBT and animal rights activists, all of whom reclaim the scene. If you don’t get inspired by the DIY stories of these motivated women, maybe check your pulse?”
 

In The News

4.28.2021 – “25 Films That Capture The History of Punk, Riot Grrrl and Beyond” – Lost Grrrls

3.5.2019 – NBC News on Transgender Men and Family Building

2.1.2018 –  Dazed – “Your Guide to the Essential Riot Grrrl Films” – Lost Grrrls

6.27.2017 – Project Q –  “Atlanta Pride Adds Two Staffers to Boost Events, Outreach”

6.11.2017 – Gay Star News – Asexuality

8.28.2016 – Organ Thing – “Trepidacious Slices of Luxury Death and GRRRL, 25 Years of Riot Grrrl and…”

8.7.2016 – Book Maniac – “Riot Grrrl Documentary in the Making!”

8.2.2016 – Huffington Post – “Finding a Voice as a Riot Grrrl”

8.4.2016 – Renee Ruin – “GRRRL: 25 Years Of Riot Grrrl!”

7.22.2016 – The Punk Site – Indiegogo Project Launched for GRRRL: 25 Years of Riot Grrrl”

5.18.2016 – notsopopular.com – “Get to Know: Riot Grrrl Film Night #GENESISTERS”Lost Grrrls 

3.30.2016 – The Los Angeles Loyolan – “Grrls on Film explores decades of female cinema”

3.18.2016 – Grimy Goods – “Interview with Evelyn McDonnell, Penelope Spheeris & Vega Darling: We talk Grrrls on Film, Feminism, Punk Rock & More” 

3.17.2016 – LA Weekly – ” 8 Awesome Things To Do This Weekend” – Lost Grrrls

3.16.2016 – Bust – “Grrrls on Film Brings Riot Grrrl Culture to Los Angeles” – Lost Grrrls

8.19.2015 – LA Weekly – “5 Art Shows You Should See In L.A. This Week” – Lost Grrrls

8.21.2015 – Art in America – “The Agenda: This Week in Los Angeles” – Lost Grrrls

7.31.2015 –  The Mary Sue – “Bikini Kill, the Band at the Forefront of the Riot Grrrl Movement, to Release New Music This Fall” – GRRRL

4.7.2015 – Lady Gunn – “Your Favorite Riot Goth Band Jack Off Jill Is Reuniting” – Jack Off Jill mentions GRRRL as one of the inspirations for their reunion show in Asheville, NC 2015

2.16.2014 – Huffington Post – “Alternative Models”

6.9.2012 – Magnet Magazine – “Normal History Vol. 168 The Art of David Lester”  – GRRRL inspired Jean Smith to write this piece on riot grrrl