Teaches of Peaches
Teaches of Peaches
Teaches of Peaches
Teaches of Peaches

Teaches of Peaches

Dir. Philipp Fussenegger, Judy Landkammer / 2024 / 102 mins / Germany / English, German / Australian Premiere

Class is in session! Celebrate the world of gender-punk icon Peaches in this audacious Teddy Award–winning documentary.

Shooting during one of the wildest tours of the decade, directors Philipp Fussenegger and Judy Landkammer turn their camera on the inimitable icon with the songwriting skills of an expletive-laden poet and the raucous showmanship of a true queer punk legend. In this explosive documentary, audiences get front-row access as Peaches marks 20 years of her album of the same name, accompanied by her genderqueer coterie of dancers and roadies.

Placing contemporary concert footage alongside that of her in-your-face breakthrough in the early 2000s, Teaches of Peaches takes viewers to the heart of why the singer’s raunchy, feminist flamboyance has endured and influenced culture. On hand for interviews are Feist, Chilly Gonzales (a former collaborator, and the subject of Shut Up and Play the Piano, MIFF 2018), Shirley Manson, Black Cracker and more, as is Peaches herself with her uniquely descriptive ways of recounting her career. Full of naked bodies and anarchic sexual energy, this film is a visual and political tour de force.

“Skillfully navigates between past and present, presenting captivating archival footage that traces Peaches’ evolution from her punk rock roots to her ascent as a seminal figure in the international music scene.” – Film Fest Report