She's A Punk Rocker U.K is a documentary that 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 lives of these women is an insight into female punk rock a culture that has been greatly misunderstood and misrepresented in the media. Their stories explore the experiences of being a punk rocker, life stories, gigs, fashion, music, Politics, friends, relationships & events. The women to a varying extent agree that today they are still punk rockers at heart, if not in appearance.
The present media interest in punk rock is a male dominated vision of the era. This documentary specifically reassesses womens roles in a dynamic movement that irreversibly changed the face of society, politics, art and music. Crass women Eve Libertine & Gee , Vi Subversa - Poison Girls, Michelle-Brigandage. Caroline Coon and many others reveal life as Anarchist punks.
Featuring women punk rockers from bands of the era including 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, Journalists Authors and photographers Julie Burchill and Caroline Coon and more.
Caroline Coon - author of the book 1988 the New Wave, Punk Rock Explosion. Neil Spencer, when he was editor of NME gave the punk book a terrible review on the grounds that 'Caroline Coon was born with a silver spoon in her mouth and therefore she cannot write about punk'. He would not let her write for NME. Artist, journalist, founder of charity Release,- became a journalist for Melody Maker & hung out with The Sex Pistols, Slits, Clash and all the British Punk bands of 1976.
Punk band X-Ray Spex fronted by vocalist Poly Styrene were causing a scene of their own in the Kings Road. Poly Styrene with her bodyguard Mad Mary hung out with the Sex Pistols, Billy Idol, Sid & Nancy. They were all just punks hanging out, some in bands, some in the audience soon to be in bands. Then came the fame, then the Anarchy. Crass women, Eve Libertine & Gee, Vi Subversa - Poison Girls, Michelle Brigandage, Zillah Minx- Rubella Ballet, Ruth Radish Hagar The Womb and many others reveal life as an Anarchist punk.