Before the pint-sized, leather-clad Suzi Quatro burst onto the world stage in 1973, there were almost no women in rock, and absolutely none who played bass, sang lead vocals and led the band. Rocking out and reaching millions of people around the globe, Suzi Q re-wrote the rule book for the expected image of women in ‘70s music – a fact that has often gone underappreciated in the decades since. Singer, songwriter, bass player, bandleader, actress, radio presenter, poet and still a working musician after 53 years in the business, there still remains only one Suzi Q.
Why You Should See This Film
Crafted over four and a half years by Australian filmmakers Liam Firmager and Tait Brady, Suzi Q is a painstakingly constructed, warmly intimate portrait of a fearless rock legend. Fuelled by the sense that Quatro’s trailblazing status wasn’t sufficiently recognised by the music industry, they’ve assembled a veritable murderer’s row of music icons to speak on her legacy. From Joan Jett and Debbie Harry to Cherie Currie and Alice Cooper, it’s a genuine thrill to see Quatro’s contemporaries lavish well-deserved praise on her underrated career and decades-long influence.
- Year: 2019
- Rating: M
- Director: Liam Firmager
- Cast: Suzi Quatro, Joan Jett, Debbie Harry
- Duration: 98 minutes
- Language: English