Suzi Quatro Premieres ‘Suzi Q’ With Cherie Currie And Kathy Valentine

Details on the July 1st premiere of "Suzi Q," a documentary about the life of trailblazing rocker Suzi Quatro.

Suzi Quatro’s artistic legacy is in full display with the compelling and uncompromising documentary Suzi Q. Folks who pre-order the film to see its premiere on July 1st will be treated to an Exclusive Bonus Q&A with Quatro, Cherie Currie (The Runaways) and Kathy Valentine (The Go-Go’s). More details on the event as well as a brief snippet of my chat with Quatro is featured in the post (fyi – I absolutely love this doc).
Suzi Quatrio at home with her Bass Guitar

Ten percent of rental proceeds and 100% of all “Give” donations will benefit MusiCares. To pre-order Suzi Q, go to Altavod.

Alice Cooper, Deborah Harry (Blondie), Joan Jett, Cherie Currie, Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads), Donita Sparks (L7), Henry Winkler (Happy Days), Kathy Valentine (The Go-Go’s), KT Tunstall and members of Quatro’s family are among the interviewees featured in the documentary.

One of the many strong aspects of Suzi Q lies in its honest look at Suzi Quatro’s life, and Quatro is not one to sugar coat the bumps she had along the journey. Australian filmmaker Liam Firmager did not direct a documentary that was simply aimed at Quatro’s diehard fans. Rather, Suzi Q is an engrossing look at an artist who refused to be boxed in by popular trends or opinions. It’s an inspiring and universal story that thankfully doesn’t lose its edge (of course, a huge credit goes to the subject’s trademark energy and candor).

During our interview Suzi Quatro talked about the overwhelmingly positive reaction she has received from the documentary:

It’s been like a rediscovery, you know? It’s been amazing. I have had across the board Radio, TV, Newspaper – just praise. Non-stop praise for this documentary. It’s quite unprecedented and I can only say I’m glad I stuck to my guns and made it real (so did Liam Firmager). We were on the same page that way.

(It’s) humbling to see people say stuff like that about you – I never expected that. I’m being rediscovered; it’s great.

Cherie (Currie) who is a friend of mine now, she gave me an award at the SheRocks ceremony in January and I asked her to do it for me (the Icon Award). She went to give up her speech and she started to cry and I kind of went ‘Wow, I didn’t expect this.’ 

And when I did an interview on the phone with the two of them for tomorrow night’s premiere, Kathy Valentine and Cherie, and Kathy gave me an award in Texas a few years before that (the Woman of Valor Award).

And we’re talking the three of us on Zoom and Kathy starts to cry. I’m listening to the people on the video and now I realize what this documentary has shown me which I didn’t know.

Without meaning to and I say it honestly without meaning to . . . I gave all these women who had no place where they belonged, someplace where they could live.

I’ll be posting more from the interview this week, and if you see the documentary or have thoughts on Quatro, please drop a comment and share your thoughts!

My mini-review of Suzi Q on the Movie Mainline podcast (co-hosts Bruce Purkey and Eric Holmes are in the vid)

If you miss the July 1st premiere, there is life after this 24-hour window! Suzi Q hits VOD and DVD on July 3.