Breakfasters: Director Alison Ellwood chats about her new doco on The Go-Go’s
When the Go-Go’s signed to I.R.S. Records in 1981 they became (and still are today) the only all-female rock band to top the Billboard charts that both wrote their own songs and played their own instruments. A new documentary by director Alison Ellwood explores the band’s sharp rise to fame in the eighties and their legacy on both music and feminism. “There is a tremendously strong sisterhood that these girls feel to this day, and certainly back then, it was their motivating force to keep them going in a very male-dominated industry" says Ellwood.