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Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché

Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché
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Released: February 4, 2022
Director: Celeste Bell, Paul Sng
Producer: Daria Nitsche, Matthew Silverman, Rebecca Mark-Lawson
Studio: Photon Films
Cast: Poly Styrene, Celeste Bell, Ruth Negga, Neneh Cherry
Genre: Documentary
Length: 89 minutes

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Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché Synopsis

She introduced the world to a new sound of rebellion, using her unconventional voice to sing about identity, consumerism, postmodernism, and everything she saw unfolding in late 1970s Britain, with a rare prescience. As the frontwoman of X-Ray Spex, the Anglo-Somali punk musician was also a key inspiration for the riot grrrl and Afropunk movements. But the late punk maverick didn't just leave behind an immense cultural footprint.


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