Lydia Lunch - The War Is Never Over (2019)

  • 2019
  • UK Premiere
  • 1h 18m
  • United States

Beth B’s film is the first in-depth documentary exploring the life and work of radical artist and counter culture icon Lydia Lunch. Running away from a traumatic childhood, 16 year-old Lydia heads to New York. There, between working the streets and stealing food, she becomes an integral part of the city’s underground scene, fronting no wave band Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, and collaborating with the likes of Nick Cave, Sonic Youth, and Hulbert Selby Jr. A protean artist, Lunch uses spoken word, noise music, pornography, and performance with the same raw intensity to explore sex, desire, and the complex, sometimes violent dynamics of pleasure at play. Rare archive material and interviews, combined with Lydia’s brutal honesty and charisma in front of the camera, make for a compelling, deeply relevant exploration of one of the most confrontational and uncompromising artists of our time.

Content Note Child Sexual Abuse


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Director

Beth B

Producer

Beth B

Language

English