Rebel Dykes

“The untold story of the rabble-rousers of post-punk London."

Short Synopsis/

REBEL DYKES is a rabble-rousing documentary set in 1980s post-punk London, UK. The unheard story of a
community of dykes who met doing art, music, politics and sex, and how they went on to change their world.

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REBEL DYKES arrives in all its ass-kicking, leather-wearing glory. The film follows a tight-knit group of friends who met at Greenham Common peace camp and went on to become artists, performers, musicians and activists in London.

A heady mash-up of animation, archive footage and interviews tells the story of a radical scene: squatters, BDSM nightclubs, anti-Thatcher rallies, protests demanding action around AIDS and the fierce ties of chosen families.

This is an extraordinarily privileged glimpse into a bygone world by those who not only lived out their politics with heartfelt conviction but lived to tell the tale. (Jay Bernard, BFI Flare, 2021)


Directors: Harri Shanahan, Siân A. Williams

Producers: Siobhan Fahey

Stars: Siobhan Fahey, Karen Fisch, 

“Why just be a dyke, when you can be a rebel dyke?”




89 mins


Release Date/

26th Nov 2021

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