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We Are Twisted F***ing Sister!

We Are Twisted F***ing Sister!

About the Film

In the mid-1970s, Twisted Sister claimed glitter rock for their own, cross-dressing their way to headlining every club within 100 miles of New York City, from New Jersey bowling alleys to Long Island beach bars. With gigs six nights a week, they were the most successful live bar band of suburban New York, selling out 5,000-seat shows fueled by their no-holds-barred stage presence and aggressive metal setlists. But by the early ‘80s, they found themselves balancing on a double-edged sword, hugely popular with local audiences but without a national following – or a record deal – to speak of.

When Twisted Sister finally got their big break in 1983, they’d go on to become one of the biggest glam rock bands of the decade, their over-the-top live shows drawing sell-out crowds and their music videos defining an early MTV network. To anyone who knew the hard-fought battle they’d won to get there, the band that killed disco was no overnight success. WE ARE TWISTED F***ING SISTER! is the mesmerizing, wickedly appealing and never-before-told story of the ten grueling years leading up to the band’s legendary career, recounted directly by the band themselves, their managers and their biggest fans. 

Director: Andrew Horn

Awards & Festivals

  • Official Selection International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2014
  • Official Selection Soundtrack Cologne 2014
  • Official Selection Göteborg Film Festival 2015
  • Official Selection Doc of the Bay Festival 2015
  • Official Selection Planete Doc Film Festival 2015

Cast & Crew

Featuring

Jay Jay French
Eddie Ojeda
Dee Snider
Mark "The Animal" Mendoza
AJ Pero

Crew

Director: Andrew Horn
Writer: Andrew Horn
Producer: Andrew Horn
Cinematographer: Mark Daniels
Editors: Silke Botsch, Eric Schefter

Technical Info

Production Year: 2014
Countries of Production: US
Languages: English
Running Time: 2h 14m
Screen Ratio: 1.77:1
Rating: Unrated

We Are Twisted F***ing Sister! - Press Page

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Awards & Festivals

  • Official Selection International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2014
  • Official Selection Soundtrack Cologne 2014
  • Official Selection Göteborg Film Festival 2015
  • Official Selection Doc of the Bay Festival 2015
  • Official Selection Planete Doc Film Festival 2015

Detailed Film Info

In the mid-1970s, Twisted Sister claimed glitter rock for their own, cross-dressing their way to headlining every club within 100 miles of New York City, from New Jersey bowling alleys to Long Island beach bars. With gigs six nights a week, they were the most successful live bar band of suburban New York, selling out 5,000-seat shows fueled by their no-holds-barred stage presence and aggressive metal setlists. But by the early ‘80s, they found themselves balancing on a double-edged sword, hugely popular with local audiences but without a national following – or a record deal – to speak of.

When Twisted Sister finally got their big break in 1983, they’d go on to become one of the biggest glam rock bands of the decade, their over-the-top live shows drawing sell-out crowds and their music videos defining an early MTV network. To anyone who knew the hard-fought battle they’d won to get there, the band that killed disco was no overnight success. WE ARE TWISTED F***ING SISTER! is the mesmerizing, wickedly appealing and never-before-told story of the ten grueling years leading up to the band’s legendary career, recounted directly by the band themselves, their managers and their biggest fans. 

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