Fanny: The Right to Rock (On Demand)
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96 Mins | 2021 | Canada | English
The groundbreaking rock band Fanny - co founded by Filipina American and queer bandmates - formed in the late 1960s, but despite being the first all-woman band to release an LP on a major label, they have been all but written out of rock music history.

This documentary allows the members to finally tell their incredible story of ambitious young women chasing their dreams, facing barriers of sexuality, race and gender along the way. Featuring interviews with icons like Kate Pierson (The B52s), David Bowie’s guitarist Earl Slick, Cherrie Currie (The Runaways), Kathy Valentine (The Go-Go’s) and many more. Discover how Fanny paved the way for young girls to rock, and watch them reunite 50 years later to reclaim their hallowed place in the halls of rock ‘n’ roll fame.

2021 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival Winner Audience Award

"Bobbi Jo Hart’s energetic documentary shines a light on one of the greatest, most forgotten all-female rock bands in music history." - The Spool

Panel Discussion: Join us for a free virtual panel about the film and Australian Women In Music. Stream it now on Facebook or Youtube.


Helen Carter was a writer and bass player with 80s band Do Re Mi, who reached the Top 5 in the national charts for the song Man Overboard. In 2019, Helen produced an all-women evolution of Do Re Mi, featuring Deborah Conway, Julia Day (drums), Bridie O’Brien (guitar) and Clio Renner (keys).

Charlie Villas is one of Sydney’s favourite party starters, she’s brought her A-game and musical prowess to countless parties and events over the years such as Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and Mardi Gras Film Festival. She is a proud Filipina and beloved figure in the queer community.

A captivating musical talent, Liz Martin began playing gorgeous acoustic folk in the ’90s, before an encounter with club culture brought her together with Paul Mac, with whom she collaborated on the gold-selling 3000 Feet High (2001). Martin’s first solo record, Beneath the Stars (2006), leaned into the electro pop with her distinctive voice; the haunting, spacious Night Music (2007) and the wildly eclectic Dance A Little (2011) followed; and in 2019 she released the swaggering, atmospheric rock album Led Me Down, with the newly formed Liz Martin Band.

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