A (Pussy) Riot of Their Own

Monday, April 7, 2014 at 12:56 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Industry Vladimir Putin prattles on like some buffoonish Disney villain. Atop an elegant steed, he preens, shirtless and grinning. He conveys an inflated fearlessness. As though he’s compensating for one, unshakable, unspoken terror. An affront to his machismo. A Pussy Riot. “He’s scared of us,” Nadezhda “Nadya” Tolokonnikova proclaimed at a recent Los Angeles screening of Pussy Vs. Putin, a fly-on-the-wall documentary by Gogol’s Wives about her band’s fight for women’s and LGBT rights in Russia. The protest... READ MORE