Sometime in the ‘60s, in sunny Sacramento, two Filipina-American sisters got together with other teenage girls to play music. Little did they know that their garage band would evolve into the legendary rock group Fanny, the first all-women band to release an LP with a major record label (Warner/Reprise, 1970). Despite releasing five critically-acclaimed albums over five years, Fanny’s groundbreaking impact in music was written out of history — until bandmates reunite 50 years later with a new rock record deal.
With incredible archival footage of the band’s rocking past intercut with its next chapter releasing a new LP today, the film includes interviews with a large cadre of music icons — including Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott, Bonnie Raitt, the Go-Go’s Kathy Valentine, Todd Rundgren, the Runaways’ Cherie Currie, Lovin’ Spoonful’s John Sebastian, the B-52s’ Kate Pierson, Charles Neville, and David Bowie guitarist and bassist Earl Slick and Gail Ann Dorsey. Fighting early barriers of race, gender and sexuality in the music industry — and now ageism — the incredible women of Fanny are ready to claim their hallowed place in the halls of rock ‘n’ roll fame.
"Intense hard rock. Searing guitar solos. Serious strutting on stage with no sexual posturing. These aren’t things you often associate with female musicians. So props to Bobbi Jo Hart, whose documentary puts the spotlight on the groundbreaking all-women rock group that too few people have ever heard of." —Susan G. Cole, POV Magazine "Hart’s wonderful uncovering of this exhilarating piece of queer/Filipino/female/music history was way past due and makes for such compelling viewing." —Roger Walker-Dack, Queerguru