Truth can sometimes be stranger than fiction. In the world of creative filmmaking you can just make stuff up and the narrative can be pretty much anything you desire. Flights of fancy to Mars, zombie hordes and the adventures of an all-female rock band seeking fame and fortune on the road can be made into compelling films … a little something to please most everyone.
But in the case of The Rebekah Starr Band, filmmakers Dominique Mollee and Vinny Sisson set out the road with them before anyone had really “discovered” them and made a film that might have been the stuff of fiction, but was actually a cinéma vérité film documentation of their journey to stardom.
This process could have ended with a bunch of unedited film clips sitting in someone’s garage. We got to Hollywood, we failed and then we went back home … THE END. But it didn’t turn out that way!
That is what you have with My Way, a road trip; an adventure that wrote itself … and that story will be making its DVD debut on Friday, the fourth of November courtesy of MVD Entertainment Group.
Rebekah Starr (aka: Rebekah Rahnavardi nee Snyder) got her MBA and was married, but didn’t see much of a future in living in a small town in Pennsylvania, so she hit the road with her friend and bandmate, Annika Alliksoo … and she had the very good sense to chronicle that journey.
With a self-produced album under her belt (Rockstar Girl!), a repertoire of songs to work with, The Rebekah Starr Band landed a gig at The Cat Club (among others) and met some pretty interesting people along the way, including Bret Michaels, Ron Jeremy, Rikki Rockett and Steven Adler. They even got a hit single, “Pretty Playthings,” out of it … so come along and enjoy this self-fulfilling road trip.
Bonus nuggets included with the DVD release of My Way are a trio of video sessions with Poison’s Rikki Rockett, Guns n’ Roses’ Steven Adler and Enuff Z’Nuff’s Chip Z’Nuff, plus two music videos — “Irrational Boy” (featuring Ron Jeremy) and “My Way.”