Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
Henry Rollins narrates Lilly Scourtis Ayers' no-holds-barred profile of volatile Bay Area punk legend Marian Anderson, whose hypnotic beauty, devil-may-care rebellion and shocking sexual exploits onstage launched her to infamy before tragically dying of a heroin overdose at the tender age of 33. Sexually abused by her father as a young girl, Anderson later suffered from acute mental illness that fueled an extreme and self-destructive lifestyle. Onstage, she was a force of nature who thrived on pushing boundaries, and possessed a voice that could hold an entire club transfixed. In this film, Ayers reveals the tortured soul behind the legend through interviews with Anderson's friends and former bandmates, and vintage footage of the anarchistic performer in her prime.
counter-culture, punk-rock, women's-issues