A short film documentary about the inspiration for Caroline Trettine's album 'Gay demo: field recordings from the audio underground', featuring interview, rehearsal and performance footage.
Caroline Trettine, a former singer-writer with the Blue Areoplanes, achieved cult success with her record 'Be a Devil' in the 1990's, on Billy Bragg's 'utility' label. She has had an eclectic journey through music e.g. songs, beats, strings, musicals, rock, folk and poetry. Always open about her sexuality, she has created a work of art that encapsulates her experiences of the lesbian and gay community. She combines Sappho and Lotte Lenya, a grown-up artist, performing authentic unplugged folk-cabaret. Her imagination visits the rich inner worlds of the LGBT family, trans, lesbian, transvestite, still marginalised in many countries, despite acceptance in the West. 'Gay Demo', recorded in first-takes in a day, is what it says on the tin: personal statements in song, about gay life in all our brave rainbow colours.