Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché

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.

  • Release Date: February 4, 2022 (limited)
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Cast: Poly Styrene, Celeste Bell, Ruth Negga, Neneh Cherry
  • Director: Celeste Bell, Paul Sng
  • Producer: Daria Nitsche, Matthew Silverman, Rebecca Mark-Lawson
  • Screenplay: Celeste Belle, Zoë Howe
  • Studio: Photon Films