Video of the Day: Rare Documentary 'Who Is Poly Styrene?'


We’ve been mourning the untimely death of X-Ray Spex leader Poly Styrene for nearly a week now, re-listening to her albums on repeat and reading everything that’s been written on her. But we’re especially grateful to Marc Campbell at Dangerous Minds, one of our very favorite blogs, for digging up the rarely seen BBC documentary Who Is Poly Styrene? Fittingly, the film is more a collage of performance footage, audio from interviews, Styrene reading her lyrics, and other rare clips. Even though the video quality isn’t top-notch, Who Is Poly Styrene? is — at 40 minutes long — perfect lunchtime viewing.