Cinéfest Sudbury Virtual 2021

Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché

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Poly Styrene introduced the world to a new sound of rebellion, using her unconventional voice to sing about identity, consumerism, postmodernism, and everything she saw unfolding in late 1970s Britain, with a rare prescience. As the frontwoman of X-Ray Spex, the Anglo-Somali punk musician was also a key inspiration for the riot grrrl and Afropunk movements. Misogyny, racism, and mental illness plagued Poly’s life, while their lasting trauma scarred Celeste’s childhood and the pair’s relationship.


Marianne Joan Elliott-Said est mieux connue sous le nom de Poly Styrene, leader du groupe punk X-Ray Spex à la fin des années 1970 en Angleterre. Ce documentaire évoque la colère née d’un manque frustrant de représentation. Poly est là pour se battre et se faire entendre. Farouchement indépendante et engagée dans sa lutte contre la misogynie, le racisme et la maladie mentale, mais aussi sensible et vulnérable, elle hurle derrière son micro.


  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    96 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    UK
  • Note
    Distributed by: Photon Films
  • Director
    Celeste Bell & Paul Sng