The Life and Near-death Story of Patty Schemel…
When Nirvana burst onto the scene in 1991, the music they played spoke directly to an angry and disenfranchised generation. Grunge took over overnight… but just three years later, the suicide of Kurt Cobain signaled the end of an all too brief era. Patty Schemel, the openly gay drummer for Courtney Love’s seminal rock band Hole, was right in the middle of all of it.
Given a video camera just before Hole’s infamous Live Through This world tour, Patty filmed everything. What emerges is the craziness of a band’s life on the road, the lure of addiction and the close bond of friendship Patty shared with Kurt.
Hit So Hard is a harrowing tale of overnight success, the cost of addiction, and ultimately, recovery and redemption.