Tuesday, 15 May 2012

She's a Punk Rocker U.K.

If you also spent your teen years singing to Rubella Ballet, The Expelled, Vice Squad or X-Ray Spex, looking for all the movies related to punk music, gathering information about female punk musicians from millions of websites... then you would be interested to watch this documentary made by the AMAZING Zillah Minx. It is available on the great website Culture Unplugged and it's a must see.

Synopsis: "She's a Punk Rocker U.K." is a documentary by and about punk rock women. Punk women changed the public face of females. It was very universally empowering for women. The story of punk could almost be a women's liberation story. Documentary director and punk rocker Zillah Minx reveals the true punk rock history from the women who were there. This documentary tells the story directly from the punk women who created the punk scene in UK. These are the punk women on the streets of the UK. Before the Sex Pistols appeared on TV and revealed an underground punk world, to the public. These are the women punks who shocked the world. This is their story of being punk told in an oral history format. The film features a multitude of famous women punk rockers.

The list of the people involved in the project is CRAZY: Poly Styrene of X-Ray Spex, Vi Subversa of Poison Girls, Eve Libertine & Gee of Crass, Gaye Black of The Adverts, Michelle of Brigandage,Ruth & Janet of Hagar The Womb and journalists, authors and photographers Julie Burchill and Caroline Comb and more. This film includes interviews with the following women & rare footage of their 1980 s live punk gigs. Poly Styrene: Lead vocalist, X-Ray Spex. Gee Vaucher: Art Work, Crass. Eve Libertine: Vocals, Crass. Gay Black: Bass Player, The Adverts. Vi Subversa: Lead Vocalist & guitarist, Poison Girls. Julie Burchill. Author, Journalist. Lou Moon: Lead Vocalist, Evil I. Caroline Coon: Manager, Slits & The Clash, Journalist/Artist Zillah Minx: Lead Vocalist, Rubella Ballet Michelle: Lead Vocalist, Brigandage Helen Of Troy: Actress and Vocalist, FU2 Justine: Violinist, Grechen Hoffner Olga Orbit: Keyboards, Youth in Asia Nettie Baker: Author. Ruth & Janet: Vocalist & Guitarist, Hagar The Womb Rachel Minx: Bass player, Rubella Ballet Kara Minx: Child ballet dancer, Rubella ballet Mary: Bodyguard to Poly-Styrene.”

I also want to express my eternal love for Poly Styrene and Ari Up. They were and will always be a great source of inspiration. Amazing people.

Have fun readers, I go back to my first punk crush, xx

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