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We Are Twisted Sister!

HD   Unrated Closed Captioning

Andrew Horn

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About the Movie

When Twisted Sister exploded onto the national music scene in 1983, the foul-mouthed, cross-dressing rabble-rousers became one of the definitive shock metal acts of the 1980s, their infamous live shows drawing rabid sell-out crowds and their music videos establishing an early MTV. But the band that killed disco was hardly an overnight success. WE ARE TWISTED SISTER! is the wickedly entertaining and surprisingly poignant untold story of the ten grueling years spent battling it out in suburban bars and night clubs around Long Island and the Tri-State Area prior to the band's legendary breakout, recounted by the band themselves and the club owners, record executives and rival bands along for the ride.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 10
  • Fresh: 8
  • Rotten: 2
  • Average Rating: 8.4/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: A comprehensive and sometimes harrowing portrayal of the grind a working bar band in the 1970s had to endure to get by. – Glenn Kenny, New York Times, Feb 18, 2016

Fresh: The deep dive into the origin story is an illuminating breakdown of how [TS] succeeded in the rock business, amassing a cult following while rocking every bar and tavern on the suburban circuit throughout Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut. – Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, Dec 7, 2016

Fresh: This persuasive paean to sheer bloody-minded persistence flies by over the course of 136 engrossing, often hilarious minutes. – Neil Young, Hollywood Reporter, Feb 18, 2016

Rotten: It's all steak, no sizzle - the opposite of Twisted Sister. – Michael Nordine, Village Voice, Feb 16, 2016

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Customer Reviews


Growing up in the Tri-state area in the early 80's, TWISTED SISTER ruled the bar scene !!! This documentary shows the nearly 10 year grind the band had to endure to reach stardom, with many obstacles to overcome. A great journey to relive.....NOT for the faint hearted !!!!!

Twisted F’n Sister!

This is an engaging movie about the struggle and the work that this band and it’s fans put into making them an overnight sensation(!) over the course of a decade.

The Whole Story

Until this documentary, there was no way for those who weren't there - watching Twisted Sister dominate the rock clubs of New York, New Jersey and CT in the '70s and early '80s - to understand why their fans were/are so rabid. Rock was rebellion and Twisted Sister broke all the rules. They brought an arena rock show into small rock clubs every night, complete with a backwall of speaker cabinets, massive sound and light show, an arsenal of guitars, brash custom stage clothes, and a take-no-prisoners attitude that insisted that EVERYONE take to their feet or suffer the consequences. The music industry hated them, the political establishment (including Al and Tipper Gore) hated them, but their army of fans loved them. They were our musical warriors. And an evening with Twisted Sister was guaranteed to overcome the crappiest day at school or work. Through plenty of concert footage, interviews with the band and their fans, this is the real Twisted F*&%ing Sister.

We Are Twisted Sister!
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2016

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