So I feel like Alison really showed that. And so we had to give it a little bit more shaping of story, because there were a lot of fun moments that are on the cutting room floor. Because when we got successful, everything got hard and weird. The film delves into how many of the differences that led to the initial split had to do with arguments over financial splits and the inequity in publishing payouts. The film is being shopped for theatrical rights at Sundance — as explored in an interview with the band and filmmakers published earlier this week in Variety — with an expected summer bow on the big screen before Showtime airs it in the fall.
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The Go-Go's rose to fame during the early s and were the first, and to date only, all-female band that both wrote their own songs and played their own instruments to top the Billboard album charts. Their debut album, Beauty and the Beat , is considered one of the "cornerstone albums of US new wave " AllMusic , breaking barriers and paving the way for a host of other new American acts. When the album was released, it steadily climbed the Billboard chart, ultimately reaching No. The album sold over 2 million copies and went double platinum,  making it one of the most successful debut albums of all time, and the group was nominated for the Best New Artist award at the 24th Annual Grammy Awards.
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Each Sunday, Pitchfork takes an in-depth look at a significant album from the past, and any record not in our archives is eligible. While this conveniently ignored the achievements of their pioneering predecessors and contemporaries, there was some truth to the idea. As the Los Angeles punk scene emerged in the late s, it was inclusive, diverse, and pioneered by marginalized voices. Bands like the Zeros and the Bags spearheaded a community that encouraged the freedom of self-expression and self-celebration.
Records, which released its debut album, Beauty and the Beat , on July 7, Luckily, they failed. The story of how the band began has been twisted over the years.