Rock'n'roll did not begin with Elvis Presley, but in France, when Edith Piaf made her landmark performance with 'Hymne à l'amour' in 1949. Together with female artists such as Françoise Hardy, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Jehnny Beth from Savages, we are here shown the other side of French music. From the yé-yé and chewing-gum pop of the 1960s, via the political activism of the 1970s, the punk of the 1980s to the androgynous front figures of today. What does it mean to be a woman in a male-dominated rock industry? Style, attitude and artistic self-confidence are just some of the answers. But it is on stage that the women seriously break the sound barrier.