We Are Twisted F***ing Sister! Reviews
Spoiler Alert...or more like False Advertising Warning...If you're expecting a "Twisted", debaucherous, sex,. drugs and rock and roll romp...You will be sorely disappointed...Turns out key members of the band never drank or did drugs...Wah, Wah...Ah...and the kicker - I think you will find if you last through the seemingly endless minutia of this documentary that in the end the songs the band is best known for are not only not played in the documentary - they aren't even discussed??? Like one of those situations where maybe someone else owns their few good songs and they couldn't even put those in the documentary??? We're Not Gonna Take It? Well, Twisted Sister IS gonna take a lot of peoples precious time and waste it with this road to nowhere doc...
Take one part standard bittersweet recollections of youth, add one part record industry mayhem, one part suburban populist youth revolt, a splash of Gump-esque WTF, one-in-a-million "I can't believe this even happened" events, and you have one of the most thoroughly fun band tributes ever filmed, with some really interesting people and places in play.
Disturbing: The racial undertones of their "disco sucks" campaign.
In the field: Their assault on Manhattan, considered a bastion of musical unavailability and snobbery.
Inexplicable: The doc ends rather abruptly, without talking about, or showing their heyday, or even so much as playing their most well known song, "We're not gonna take it"
All in all, a great way to blow 2 hours, and 16 minutes, while getting a glimpse of a strange and exotic subculture that will never happen again.