Dir. Suzy Harrison, 2018, UK 2018, 97 min
Q&A with the director
So, which band is your boyfriend in? is a documentary exploring gender in the UK’s DIY and underground music scenes. Heavily involved in music since childhood, director Suzy Harrison was increasingly struck by how few other girls and women were involved. What was stopping them? In this film, she gives a voice to individuals who have been involved in music, but never had the opportunity to share their stories on camera. This groundbreaking exploration documents current experiences, challenges and changes from the viewpoint of musicians not identifying as male.
Suzy’s aim was to make a film to raise awareness of the experiences of those in the scene, in the hope that it will lead to positive change. Her filmmaking approach mirrors the ethos of the music scene she is a part of: if you want to create something, don’t let anything stop you; do it yourself. Suzy is not only the director of this independent debut, she is also the interviewer, editor and producer.