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Fanny: The Right to Rock en


Bobbi Jo Hart | Canada | 2020 | 96 min | ENGLISH

Fanny: The Right to Rock en: “They were one of the finest fucking rock bands of their time…Revivify Fanny, and my work is done.” —David Bowie, Rolling Stone, 1999.

Fanny: The Right to Rock rights a historical wrong when it reveals the untold story of Fanny, a California garage band started by two queer, Filipina American teenagers (Jean and June Millington) and their friends Brie Darling, Alice de Buhr, Nickey Barclay and Patti Quatro. Soon the band morphed into the ferocious group Fanny, the first all-women’s rock band to release a major record label LP. HaviFanny: The Right to Rock rights a historical wrong when it reveals the untold story of Fanny, a self-formed California garage band — co-founded by queer and Filipina American teens — which morphed into the ferocious rock group Fanny, which included bandmates Jean Millington, June Millington, Alice de Buhr, Nickey Barclay, Brie Darling and Patti Quatro. Fanny was the first band of women to release an LP with a major record label. Having counted David Bowie among their biggest admirers, Fanny’s groundbreaking impact in music had otherwise been lost, written out of rock history by sexism… until local filmmaker Bobbi Jo Hart showed up, pored over the archival footage, interviewed rock greats and captured the struggles and triumphs of these women who continue to make history. Including interviews with Def Leppard’s Joe Elliot, Bonnie Raitt and the Runaways’ Cherie Currie, among others, this award-winning documentary follows the women of Fanny as they go from the sex, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll, and 60s activism to their present-day fight for the recognition they so deserve.