A bit of a short post tonight, because I kind of let myself get sucked into a video game.
I know, that is something I really try not to let happen anymore.
But today I found out about a game called “Gone Home,” and I was hooked by the mentioning of it being a “Riot Grrrl themed video game.” I didn’t even care that it was clearly a FPS and that those tend to make me headache-y and barfy. I was all, “Here, take my money!” Downloaded the game, its soundtrack, and a couple of punk girl albums as well.
Follow this link to watch a few videos about the game, and maybe even purchase it yourself. If you, like me, were fascinated by the Riot Grrrl movement, you will love this game. If you don’t know what a Riot Grrrl is, well then, now is the time to get an education on that.
Speaking of getting schooled on Riot Grrrls, you might want to check out The Punk Singer, which is quite a lovely documentary about Kathleen Hanna, who is probably the biggest name associated with the revolution.
I remember, as a teenager, in the year this game takes place, sitting in my bedroom in my conservative redneck hometown, rocking out to Bikini Kill, reading about the Riot Grrrls, and wishing I could be part of it. In the myopic bubble of that small town, I couldn’t see how I could contribute. But you know, it’s never too late to start a revolution, or help take an old one to new heights.