|Before The Runaways, before The Go-Go’s…there was Fanny. Founded in Sacramento in the 1960s, Fanny was the first all-female rock band to release an LP with a major label, paving the way for generations of women to shred.
Outfest alum Bobbi Jo Hart (Rebels on Pointe, OLA 2017) follows Fanny’s early days as a garage band, garnering attention and accolades, through their difficulties breaking into mainstream success, to their reunion and recording of their latest album in 2018. Featuring interviews with some of music’s heaviest hitters (and Fanny proselytizers) including Alice Bag, Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott, Bonnie Raitt, The Go-Go’s Kathy Valentine, Todd Rundgren, The Runaways’ Cherie Currie, The B-52s’ Kate Pierson, Charles Neville, and David Bowie guitarist and bassist Earl Slick and Gail Ann Dorsey, Hart paints a full portrait of Fanny’s legacy, finally giving this criminally overlooked band the credit they deserve.
Originally positioned as a female version of the Beatles, Fanny was unwavering in their refusal to conform to sexist rock ideals and instead relied on their ability to play their asses off. A Filipina-American, lesbian band, they rallied against misogyny, racism, homophobia, and an industry that wasn’t quite ready for them.
But we’re ready now. Prepare to have your face blown off by these iconic-before-their-time powerhouses as they finally claim their place as rock ‘n roll royalty: Meet June Millington, Jean Millington, Brie Howard Darling, Nickey Barclay, Alice de Buhr, and Patti Quatro. This is FANNY. Click below to grab ‘em now!
Screening is to be followed by a live reunion performance by Fanny, including members Jean Millington, June Millington, Alice de Buhr, Brie Darling, and Patti Quatro, joined by Lee Madeloni!