Published Jan 22, 2015Best known for work in bands like Bikini Kill, Le Tigre and the Julie Ruin, beloved punk icon Kathleen Hanna will now lend her vocal talents to some voiceover work, as she's playing the title role in a new short film called Myrna the Monster.
The 14-minute film was directed by Ian Samuels and produced by MTV Other. It will premiere at Sundance, which kicks off today (January 22).
Hanna stars as "a heartbroken alien dreamer from the moon" who is trying to make ends meet in Los Angeles. Samuels offered the following statement about his inspiration for the film:
I was walking downtown a couple years ago thinking; if you actually dropped a real live alien from the moon on the street somewhere, probably no one would notice. Maybe she's originally from someplace else, or had some work done, or is homeless, or just rolled out of bed at noon, or maybe it's Hollywood. She's just over there, going through the dumpster by Starbucks.
In addition to Hanna's role, the film also features music from BOYS, a new project featuring YACHT members Jona Bechtolt, Rob Kieswetter and Jeffrey Brodsky.
Watch a short clip and a trailer for Myrna the Monster below. Thanks to Pitchfork for the tip.