“Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst” or “Patty Hearst Is My Hero”- my fuckin review

I love Patty Hearst. You may know her from having bit parts in John Water’s movies, but there is more to her story. This film (Also know as “Neverland: The Rise and Fall of the Symbionese Liberation Army“) is a documentary about her kidnapping in 1974 by an American domestic terrorist group called the SLA (Symbionese Liberation Army). Patty was a teenager when she was kidnapped at gunpoint, and they took her because her father was the owner of a newspaper. So they were rich and shit. By day 13 of Patty being kidnapped she started to side with her kidnappers and they would record Patty on tape and send it to the press. Patty calmly would say she is ok and not dead and for her mother to stop wearing black dresses. The SLA forced the Govt. to start a food program, or they would kill Patty, and by day 34 Patty was downing her rich parents on tape. On day 59 she had started completely supported the SLA, and wanted to help them fight fascist America, they gave Patty the option to be released, but she declined and stayed with the SLA to fight. Then Patty chose her soldier name which was Tania. Posters went up all over America that said “We Love You Tania”. Patty and the SLA said they were against the Government and how America is killing people in wars. The media said Patty had Stockholm Syndrome, and eventually she helped the SLA rob a bank, and it was all caught on video surveillance. People started siding with Patty and the SLA, sorta of like Robin Hood stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. On day 103 there was a stand-off and a gun fight with the SLA and the police, but the police shut them down. Patty was not in the house. They were held up in a motel near by and Patty made an audio statement talking about missing her fallen comrades. They took refuge at Berkley and the students let them hide there. After 19 months she was captured and got sentenced to 7 years in prison. Then Jimmy Carter stepped in and after 22 months her sentence is commuted. Later President Bill Clinton gave her a fill pardon. Now John Waters uses her in his films. Patty’s story is crazy and I love this documentary, I guess the 70’s were a fucked up time. I doubt anything like that could happen these days for sure. So if you want to see an interesting piece of American history with Patty Hearst then this movie is for you. Real life is way more fucked up than fiction. Watch It!

The Trailer:

The Facts:

A. Patricia Hearst is so calming.

B. Link of audio and videos from Patty and the SLA they sent to the media.

http://faculty.uml.edu/sgallagher/HearstClips1.htm

C. Patty on the right during the bank robbery.

D. I would have joined if they gave me a uzi, I don’t need to know their beliefs.

E. Here is the symbol for he SLA.

F. I love you Patty Hearst. Here she is in John Waters “Serial Mom“.

G. Here is the cover Time Magazine when she was caught.

H. I love quoting her.

I. Here is John Waters and Patty Hearst.

J. I can see why John Waters loves her.

K. Her life was more nuts than I knew.

L. Here are the “We Love You Tania” Posters that went up.

M. I wish I was kidnapped and given a cool jump suit and hat to wear.

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