The Go-Go's are the most successful female rock band of all time. This documentary chronicles the meteoric rise of a band born of the LA punk scene that not only captured but created a zeitgeist.


Alison Ellwood
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Cast overview, first billed only:
The Go-Go's ... Themselves
Charlotte Caffey ... Self - Lead Guitar / Keyboards (archive footage)
Belinda Carlisle ... Self - Lead Singer (archive footage)
Gina Schock ... Self - Drummer (archive footage)
Kathy Valentine ... Self - Guitarist (archive footage)
Elissa Bello ... Self - Original Drummer
Jane Wiedlin ... Self - Rhythm Guitar (archive footage)
Margot Olaverra ... Self - Original Bass Guitar
Pleasant Gehman ... Self - Punk Poet
Sex Pistols ... Themselves (archive footage)
Kathleen Hanna ... Self - Bikini Kill
Ginger Canzoneri ... Self - Manager
John Schock Sr. John Schock Sr. ... Self - Gina's Father (archive footage) (as Mr. Schock)
June Schock June Schock ... Self - Gina's Mother (archive footage) (as Mrs. Schock)
Lee Thompson ... Self - Madness


As the first multi-platinum-selling, all-female band to play their own instruments, write their own songs and soar to No. 1 on the album charts, the Go-Go's are the most successful female rock band of all time. Underpinned by candid testimonies from The Go-Go's past and present, this documentary chronicles the meteoric rise to fame of a band born of the LA punk scene that not only captured but created a zeitgeist. Written by SHOWTIME

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Good Overview But Pretty Standard Rock Doc
31 July 2020 | by SteveHeroldSee all my reviews

I was really looking forward to this one. I had read some good things about it and was stoked to find it already available on Showtime app ahead of its August premiere. It's a good film but really nothing more than the standard rock doc. Without insulting the film it gives you exactly what you would get back in the day on an episode of Behind The Music. It feels like some history is glossed over or skipped entirely (no mention of God Bless The Go-Go's.... Why?) I'd love to see a director's cut of this. I'm not suggesting the Go-Go's need some crazy 4-hour long career examination like the films about Petty, Eagles and Rush but they certainly warrant another 30 minutes or so. It was nice seeing original band members interviewed and it's hard not to feel bad for original manager Ginger who Jane probably rightfully suggests they should've stuck with. Worth a view for sure but here's hoping maybe a longer version will see the light of day in the future.

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