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A glitter band legend who turned the 1970s New York bar scene on its head (then got it drunk til it puked), Twisted Sister was a glam performance act who rattled gender norms and teenage hearts alike – and it has much of that to thank for the addition of frontman Dee Snider, here in person presenting We Are Twisted Fucking Sister!
The man/myth/miracle in eight-inch-platforms, Dee Snider – and his lyrics, and his lipstick – has a legacy that spans from Long Island beer joints to the Sunset Strip’s hairsprayed heyday: a bonafide rock ‘n roll icon. To have him here at The Cinefamily, in a city whose name evokes images of spandex and acid wash to anyone who still believes DISCO REALLY SUCKS, is a true gift from the rock gods – so get your burning questions ready for a Q&A!
Not your mama’s rock doc, Twisted Sister! doesn’t simply play catch-up with the members of a scene-shaping glittery staple. Rather, it portrays the earth-rattling scope of changing music in the 70s and 80s – a crucial period in rock history – as one of its most recognizable bands grapples with disco and a heightened drinking age. So if you call yourself a music fan, you’ll come beat your Valentine’s hangover with a little (teased) hair of the dog and reminisce with Dee for a while at the two-shows-ONLY run of We Are Twisted Fucking Sister!
Dir. Andrew Horn, 2014, DCP, 135 min.