Prey for Rock & Roll

Thursday, July 18, 2024

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Thursday, July 18 at 7:00 p.m.: Q&A with director Alex Steyermark and composer Stephen Trask

PREY FOR ROCK & ROLL, based on Cheri Lovedog’s autobiographical stageplay, stars Gina Gershon as Jacki, a rocker who’s hitting her “I’m still here” years and worrying that she may never make it big. Also starring Drea DeMatteo, Lori Petty, Shelly Cole, Marc Blucas, and Ivan Martin, the film marked the feature directing debut of veteran music supervisor Alex Steyermark.

Gershon sings all the film’s songs (produced by Stephen Trask of Hedwig and the Angry Inch fame), backed by an all-star band of women alt-rockers. A film ahead of its time, PREY FOR ROCK & ROLL was embraced by mainstream and alternative media alike, and immediately established itself as an LGBTQ touchstone film and a rock and roll cult classic.

Official Selection: Sundance, Tribeca


  • Country USA
  • Year 2003
  • Running Time 104 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor Kino Lorber
  • Director Alex Steyermark
  • Cast Gina Gershon, Drea de Matteo, Lori Petty, Shelly Cole, Marc Blucas
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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