Righteous Babes


52m 1999

Brief Synopsis

An exploration of the recent convergence of feminism and rock and how each is influenced by the other in the 1990s. Some of today's most tenacious singer/songwriters including Sinead O'Connor, Tori Amos, Shirley Manson of Garbage, Skin from Skunk Anansie, and Ani DiFranco, prove that female rockers

Film Details

Release Date
1999

Technical Specs

Duration
52m

Synopsis

An exploration of the recent convergence of feminism and rock and how each is influenced by the other in the 1990s. Some of today's most tenacious singer/songwriters including Sinead O'Connor, Tori Amos, Shirley Manson of Garbage, Skin from Skunk Anansie, and Ani DiFranco, prove that female rockers need not be sweet or soft-spoken. They foreground both their passion and their aggression. Bringing feminism out of the textbook and the ghetto, riot grrls, alternative rockers, and political ranters are putting a new twist on girl power.

Film Details

Release Date
1999

Technical Specs

Duration
52m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Shown at New York Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (Pratibha Parmar Retrospective) June 3-13, 1999.

Shown at San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival June 17-27, 1999.

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