Feminism: Movement of claim economic rights, civil and political rights of women; more generally, all the theories that criticize the traditional status of women and propose new gender relations in the private sphere and a different social position in the public one. So defines the dictionary Treccani Italian language.
Oxforddictionaries.com uses a much more gaunt definition: “The advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes”.
But we still need to talk about it? Apparently yes. It serves to the point that on 7 and 8 April in Taormina, was held on the G7 of women in which it was talked about the gap that divides men and women in the workplace, especially in the scientific and political spheres, there was talk of flexibility, integration.
So it is possible that the world still needs feminists who fight for defending women’s rights.
That’s why it was necessary to make a documentary on Poly Styrene. She is, indeed she was, the historical singer of X-Ray Spex, punk rock band of the 70s. Indeed, it would be better to call her “the archetype of the feminist punk of modern times,” as he described to Billboard, US Weekly magazine dedicated to music.
The documentary directed by Paul Sng, will be financed through a fundraising campaign on Indiegogo, thanks to which you will be selected for a lunch with the director at the Styrene’s favorite London restaurant. Or you can get tickets to the private screening.
The film will be called “Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché” should be comes out in November 2018 and will tell precisely the struggle of the singer against misogyny, racism and mental illness. The narrative voice of the film will be by Poly daughter, Celeste Bell. But not only that. I Am a Cliché will also cover the history of X-Ray Spex, Styrene to the death of cancer in 2011. As everyone knows, it was after a concert of the Sex Pistols in Hastings that Poly, which at the time still called by his first name Mary Joan Elliott Said, was inspired to create a musical group, who later took the name of X-Ray Spex.
“This film will be a celebration of the life and work of my mother,” Bell writes, “an artist who deserves to be recognized as one of the greatest front women of all time; a little girl with a big voice whose words are more relevant than ever.”
“Poly Styrene remains one of the most original and dynamic voices in popular culture,” director Paul Sng added. “We’re aiming to make a film that reflects her effervescent and vivid life, and provide a fitting cinematic tribute to her legacy as an artist and icon”.
You because the character of Poly was not just that. She was “one of the top people less conventional of rock history, which are men or women” because of some special characteristics, such as the fact that she wore the braces, she was chubby, mulatto, and showed one garish fluorescent wardrobe.
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