Video of the Week: Last Fast Ride

October 11th, 2013 by

San Francisco’s public TV station KQED recently aired Last Fast Ride: The Life, Love and Death of a Punk Goddess, the 2011 documentary about Insaints singer Marian Anderson, and they are making it available to watch online for a limited time — through November 5 only! Watch it here, and read Rotten Ron’s 2011 write-up of the film below.


If you’re not from the Bay Area you may or may not remember Marian Anderson. She was the super outrageous and controversial singer of THE INSAINTS in the ’90s. She almost got Gilman shut down for sticking a banana in her vajayjay and other sordid sexual acts when the douchebag ex-drummer of the DKs called the man. She also had a torrid relationship with Tim Yo, who she loved dearly till the end. I just know her as one of my few bestest friends and I loved her dearly. One ex-girlfriend even used to refer to her as my mom. I was in a band with her and lived with her when I moved to Hollywood, taking me in when I had no place to go. Anyway, the movie is fantastic. Along with fellow Marian pal Nick, we drove all night to make the film’s premier at Sundance, resulting in us getting pulled over and detained for two hours while drug sniffin’ dogs were sicked on our ripped apart rental car. She would have loved it. Fuck the pigs! Great and heartfelt interviews with Tim Yo(!), Lint, Daniel from the Insaints, the dude from the Offspring, and love of her life Danielle Bernal, along with all of her friends. Narrated by Henry Rollins!?! I cried my guts out and so will you. A woman who rose from sexual and physical abuse, who wasn’t bitter but loving and protective as hell to those lucky enough to call her their friend. Don’t miss it.

3 responses to “Video of the Week: Last Fast Ride

11 10 2013
Rotten Ron (16:41:54) :

Thankyou soooo much for putting this up. I love you guys!!!!

14 10 2013
Gastón (13:34:12) :

Great! R.I.P queen

26 06 2014
Izac42 (05:07:59) :

I lived in downtown SF in the early 90’s and was lucky enough to witness the Insaints open for GG Allin. I’m glad I saw to see GG but the stage belonged to the(ladies) Insaints that night. I also witnessed Marian’s live solo act at bondage a gogo and that was also nothing short of amazing. Needless to say I’m very intrigued by this doc. I’ve been talking about the insaints for the last 20 years and it still seems nobody has a clue. I watched the older one about the street kids, But this looks like it might be good. Was she friends with the Offspring dude ? If not then why are these rock star types on the credits? RIP Beautiful Punk Rock Woman! A vision of you will always be etched in my mind!!

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