Play Your Gender

In 2012, Kinnie Starr was approached to make a film about herself, but chose instead to make a film about the gender gap in the music industry. By 2016, the film was completed. A collaboration with Stephanie Clattenburg and Sahar Yousefi, Play Your Gender continues to grow in the international film festival circuit. This film is a look at the lack of gender parity in the fields of songwriting, music production and live sound. It features interviews with Sara Quin (Tegan & Sara), Melissa auf der Maur (Smashing Pumpkins), Patti Schemel (Hole), and Chantal Kreviazuk among many others.

In the age of #metoo, #timesup and the PRS foundation Keychange initiative, this subject matter, long at the centre of causes Starr has championed, is now more relevant than ever.

Play Your Gender will be screened at the 2018 Reeperbahn Festival, where Kinnie will be doing an on-site Q&A session. We also have a confirmed screening at the 2018 Breakout West festival.