SO, WHICH BAND IS YOUR BOYFRIEND IN? (MAKING THE DOCUMENTARY) #1, £3, 5¾” x 8½”, copied, 19pgs.

I really wanted to like this zine. The woman who wrote it also created a documentary with the same title in which she interviews women musicians from the U.K. and they discuss their experiences in the music scene. The entire zine is a first-person explanation written by the filmmaker about her personal experience as a musician, how she arrived at the idea of the documentary, and how she made it happen. The topic regarding sexism/feminism in the music scene is something that not only am I interested in but have personal experiences with. However, this zine reads like an unedited diary entry that expresses the author’s insecurities as a musician and goes through her step-by-step process of raising money and contacting women to be interviewed. There were times that I thought that she could have left certain details out and times that I was just plain bored. Although she was obviously inspired by her interviewees, it was hard to get behind her message since I didn’t really know what her message was, besides that these women were inspiring. I’m still looking forward to watching the documentary since it really isn’t about the filmmaker but rather about the women who have a more empowered and weathered stance on the issue. –Rosie Gonce (musicdocumentary.co.uk)