Tank Girl is a 1995 American science fiction action comedy film loosely based on Alan Martin and Jamie Hewlett's comic series of the same name, which originated in the British comic magazine Deadline. Directed by Rachel Talalay and stars Lori Petty as Rebecca Buck, aka the eponymous Tank Girl, the film was met with mixed reviews from critics, and was financially unsuccessful; despite this, it gained a cult following in later years. The film's soundtrack was assembled by Hole frontwoman Courtney Love. In the year 2022, the Earth was struck by a comet, causing an 11-year drought. By 2033, a majority of the scarce water supply is being held in reserve by Water & Power, which uses the water to control the world's population. Rebecca, aka Tank Girl, is a member of a resistance group that steals whatever water they can find for their community. Their hideout is attacked by W&P, who kill Rebecca's boyfriend and captures her young friend, Sam. Tank Girl is captured as well, but her defiant nature and independence intrigues Kesslee, who tortures her instead of executing her, then decides to make her a slave. Tank Girl meets Jet Girl, a talented but introverted mechanic who has given up on freedom; she tries to convince Rebecca to make less trouble for them, but Rebecca refuses and is only tortured more.