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An Interview with Suzi Quatro

We recently talked with the one and only Suzi Quatro about the documentary on her life entitled, Suzi Q which is set to be released July 1 on VOD and DVD with special bonus features on July 3rd, courtesy of Utopia

SUZI Q is the definitive, unexpurgated story of the girl from Detroit City who redefined the role and image of women in rock n’roll, when she broke through around the world in 1973. Singer, songwriter, bass player, author, actress, radio presenter, poet, still touring and recording music – there is only one Suzi Q.

From Australian filmmakers Liam Firmager and Tait Brady, SUZI Q features Suzi Quatro, Alice Cooper, Deborah Harry (Blondie), Joan Jett, Cherie Currie (The Runaways), Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads), Donita Sparks (L7), Henry Winkler (Happy Days), Kathy Valentine (The GoGo’s), KT Tunstall, members of the Quatro family, and many more.

“Over the 4+ years making the film, the idea that Suzi’s status had been forgotten in the USA slowly dawned on us – because in the rest of the world everyone knows that she is the first and one of the most important trailblazers in rock’n’roll! And that then influenced the direction the film took – it became our mission to redress history. Getting the film out to American audiences ultimately became our major goal, so Liam and I are thrilled that Utopia are taking it out in the US. In the UK, Europe and Australia, the film is a celebration – for North America the film should play like a rediscovery story,” said Producer Tait Brady. 

SUZI Q positions Suzi as the trailblazer and inspiration for a generation of women who were to follow after her in the next decade, but whose trailblazing status was not sufficiently recognized by the music industry and contemporary audiences, especially in North America. SUZI Q reminds contemporary audiences of her pioneering influence, white-hot talent and string of incandescent rock hits, like CAN THE CAN, 48 CRASH and DAYTONA DEMON that were the vehicle for her explosion of gender stereotypes in rock n roll, rewriting the rule book for the expected image of women in rock music and reaching millions of people worldwide in the process.

For more information on the documentary please visit https://www.suziqmovie.com

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Michael Sandoval

Michael created MUSE/MUSE TV after a career in professional sports and journalism. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He attended Don Bosco Technical Institute in which he studied Electronics and Computer Science and California State University, Fullerton in which he graduated with a degree from the College of Communication in Journalism. He is a big Foo Fighters fan, loves Star Wars and loves photography. Member of the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society.

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