It played at Sundance, where Roger Ebert threw down his popcorn in a fit and walked out after just 7 minutes.
“25 GREATEST PUNK ROCK MOVIES OF ALL TIME” – ROLLING STONE
Loryn Sotsky, Amy Davis, Lesley Grant, Lisa Guay, Anne Trumbore, Andy Luck, Lynn Mullins.
WRITTEN, DIRECTED & PRODUCED BY
SOUND Shirley Kwan, Helen Stickler
MUSIC BY Vomit Launch, Government Issue (GI), Poison 13, Bongwater, Fizzbombs, Halo of Flies
MY DEGENERATION was shot in 16mm color reversal in Providence, RI in 1989.
25 Greatest Punk Rock Movies of All Time
ROLLING STONE, David Fear, 8-9-2016
An enlivening piece of low-budget effluvia.
SPIN, Ty Burr, 3-1990
Spikey satire on modern pop culture and ‘star is born’ movies.
LOS ANGELES TIMES, 5-20-1990
In the grand tradition of BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE FABULOUS STAINS, DESPERATE TEENAGE LOVEDOLLS, and ROCK AND ROLL MOBSTER GIRLS, MY DEGENERATION is the story of a female rock trio. The blonde bass player narrates, has visions of cottage cheese and canned half peaches, and falls in love with a (real) pig’s head that thinks out loud. The music is great… and the humour is very on target.
PSYCHOTRONIC VIDEO, Winter 1990
MY DEGENERATION‘s cast insisted on whiskey and donuts at the start of every day and fast-food chicken burgers available on 30 minutes notice at any time.
Big Muddy Film Festival
Sundance Film Festival
Toronto Film Festival
Anthology Film Archives, NYC
Brooklyn Academy of Music, NY
Roxie Theater, SF
Downtown Independent, LA
Northwest Film Forum, Seattle
Spectacle Theater, NY
Asian American Int’l Film Festival, NYC
Pacific American Int’l Film Festival, LA
Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis
Image Forum Touring Show, Japan