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Enzian Theater screens documentary about Black punk icon and X-Ray Spex leader Poly Styrene, 'I Am a Cliche'

There's a picture of Poly Styrene shot onstage with X-Ray Spex in 1978 by Denis O'Regan that depicts the singer in full iconic flight: DIY-modified vintage 1950s clothing, gigantic hair, lips curled into a sneer exposing braces and eyes ablaze with fury. You're welcome to your posters of the Clash and the Sex Pistols, but this is proof positive of punk's initial promise as a truly new type of music. Listening to X-Ray Spex's futuristic albums, full of jittery, angular, angry critiques of our never-ending consumerist dystopia, only further drives that point home.
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Picture for Enzian Theater screens documentary about Black punk icon and X-Ray Spex leader Poly Styrene, 'I Am a Cliche'
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