If I could only choose one word to describe Lydia Lunch, it would have to be cool. As a teenager, she practically invented no wave with her band, Teenage Jesus and The Jerks, before starring in Richard Kern’s 1986 cult short, Fingered. Not to mention the fact she was goth, pretty much years before everyone else. It’s actually mind blowing there aren’t already like, 20 documentaries about Downtown’s first anti-It Girl.
Lunch’s legacy will finally be chronicled in Lydia Lunch: The War is Never Over, by New York City filmmaker Beth B. Featuring interviews with industry legends and unseen raw footage, the film will examine every era of Lydia Lunch, whose released more than 30 albums with eight different bands. On the project’s Kickstarter, Lunch says the doc “hopes to illustrate the voices of stubbornly independent artists who have not and will not give up or shut up.”
With 63 hours left in the auction, Lydia Lunch: The War is Never Over is already $10,000 over its goal. But if you want a signed 7″, some rare posters or a bunch of weirdly sexual pics, you can donate here, and watch a clip from the film, below.