She's A Punk Rocker UK is a documentary directed by Zillah Minx (Rubella Ballet) that tells the story directly from the punk women who created the Punk scene in the UK - the women before the Sex Pistols appeared on TV and revealed an underground punk world to the public.
It 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 stores, gigs, fashion, music, Politics, friends, relationships and events.
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. 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 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
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