HOME GIRLS: From Cookie Crew to Now
Sat 20 Jan 17:00 ICA
From the swim-suited video vixen, to the in control and hyper-sexualised, the onscreen visual representation of women hip hop artists has shifted a multitude of times. In a riot of matching outfits and confrontational lyrics, British acts The Cookie Crew, Wee Papa Girl Rappers and She Rockers burst onto the scene in the ’80s and ’90s, recording sessions for John Peel and winning chart success bringing with them their own powerful onscreen image.
This event previews forthcoming documentary Home Girls which reclaims this incredible legacy, featuring exclusive extended scenes. We also explore the onscreen visual representation of women in hip hop then to now.
Panellists include Donna McConnell (She Rockers), and musician, activist & journalist Chardine Taylor-Stone.