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Backstreet Girls - A More Dangerous Variant (Backstreet Girls - En farligere variant)

In 2021, Backstreet Girls, a legendary Norwegian rock band, are in lockdown in Oslo, waiting to play their first concert after a year of apathy. They have played live since 1984 and lived hard lives. But they were not prepared for the boredom of the pandemic.

  • Ole Magnus Storberget
  • Sven Arild Storberget
  • Ole Magnus Storberget
  • Petter Baarli
    Key Cast
  • Bjørn Müller
    Key Cast
  • Ole Magnus Storberget
  • Ole Magnus Storberget
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    music, rock, comedy, pandemic
  • Runtime:
    52 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 EUR
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  • Shown on NRK (national TV, Norway's equivalent to BBC)

    December 15, 2021
    Norwegian premiere
  • Shown on SVT (public broadcaster in Sweden)

    May 20, 2022
  • Shwon on YLE (public broadcaster in Finland)
    October 13, 2022
Director - Ole Magnus Storberget
Director Statement

The documentary was shot and edited in 2021, during the pandemic, and is a fast paced documentary about Backstreet Girls, Norway's longest serving rock band. Since forming in 1984, they have played around 3500 concerts and lived the rock 'n' roll lifestyle to the limit. After nearly 40 years in the band, they have experienced a lot. But never a global pandemic which stopped them from doing what they love the most: playing boogie rock.

Backstreet Girls have released 16 studio albums and are cult rock heroes in Norway. In 1989 they moved to Austin, Texas where they stayed for three months. The plan was to record a bestselling album and make it big in the US. In the end an album was made, but the stay has also been described as a «three month long party».

Some reviews:

«Score 6/6. This might be my favourite Norwegian rockumentary.»
Einar Aarvig, film critic and host of the podcast Levende Bilder.

«Unpretentious, honest and funny.»
Morgenbladet, Norwegian newspaper.

«A must see for anybody who miss concerts or care about boogie, the toughest rock band in Oslo or who just wish the pubs would open again.»
Klassekampen, Norwegian newspaper.