Brontez Purnell

RIOT GRRRL

“We’re Trauma Bonding”: Kathleen Hanna, In Conversation With Brontez Purnell

May 14, 2024

Before publishing her memoir “Rebel Girl: My Life as a Feminist Punk,” the Bikini Kill singer looked back at her place in the Riot Grrrl movement with fellow punk rocker Brontez Purnell.

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SUPERSTAR

Brontez Purnell on Paul Morrissey, the OG Edgelord

February 22, 2024

The writer explores how the filmmaker and Warhol collaborator’s legacy lives on in mumblecore, viral fame, and reality TV.

KINK

Photographer Florian Hetz Wants to Abolish Artist Statements

January 9, 2024

“Berlin has turned into this kind of weird sex and drug resort.”

BARB

“Act Hood, Think Globally”: Brontez Purnell Reviews Pink Friday 2

December 28, 2023

“For far too fucking long, female rap has felt like a suicide career choice.”

CLASSICS

Brontez Purnell Has Some Thoughts on The Little Mermaid

June 9, 2023

“Ariel, in her universal heroism, represented that part of us that would sacrifice everything just to get to something new,” writes Brontez Purnell in his review of the 2023 remake of “The Little Mermaid.”

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John Waters and Brontez Purnell on Dirt, Scams, and Sensitivity Readers

June 17, 2022

The King of Filth spoke to the divine writer about his debut novel “Liarmouth: A Feel-Bad Romance.”

IN CONVERSATION

Adam Baran and Brontez Purnell on New York’s Lost Cruising Spots

September 13, 2021

“I like the idea of going to a place and digging through men, like a thrift store.”