WOMEN WHO ROCK (2022)
Women Who Rock is a four-part docuseries that pays homage to the legion of women pioneers in music who have stormed the stage, wielded their instruments, and sung the soundtrack of our lives. Celebrating women artists, in their own words, on power, fame, truth, defiance, artistic expression, hard-won success, and most importantly, the insights and tales behind their anthemic music. With appearances by Nancy Wilson, Shania Twain, Chaka Khan, Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, Mavis Staples, Sheryl Crow, Sheila E., Macy Gray, Rickie Lee Jones, Norah Jones, Aimee Mann, Tori Amos, Kate Pierson (the B-52s), Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club), and Nona Hendryx.
Dig into the turbulent roots of rock n’ roll in the 1950s and 60s with Mavis Staples, Janis Joplin, Chaka Kahn and more. With supporting commentary from Norah Jones, Tina Weymouth, Rickie Lee Jones, Kate Pierson, Merry Clayton and others. (54:22)
The '70s brought new sounds and icons like Nancy Wilson (Heart) and Joan Jett. Bang heads with hard rockers like Wilson and Debbie Harry, connect with singer-songwriters like Joni Mitchell, Stevie Nicks, Carole King, and more. (57:30)
Pat Benatar, Sheila E., Natalie Merchant, and more rocked the ‘80s. As questions of authenticity, control, and feminism arose in the ‘90s, Sheryl Crow, Missy Elliott, Courtney Love, Tori Amos, and Alanis Morissette made music on their own terms. (56:12)
The hard-won success of their predecessors enables stars like Shania Twain, Macy Gray and Sarah McLachlan to overcome obstacles and reach new heights. We get a glimpse of the new generation: Taylor Swift, St. Vincent, Syd, Billie Eilish, Yola and more. (54:59)