By Krista Knight and Barry Brinegar

The year is MCMLXXVI, and a brood of she-snakes are about to take Olympus by storm with an irreverent new sound and a stage presence both repulsive and seductive. When superfan Poseidon attacks backstage, Athena tries to protect Medusa by bestowing the power to turn anyone she looks at into a mindless zombie fan. The gorgon sisters move from shock-rock obscurity, to sellout snake-sploitation, to revered icons at a pace like punk rock pioneers of legend. Through image makeovers and fierce internal power struggles, we track the rise, fall, and squirming headless death rattle of Medusa and the band that would forever petrify the face of rock-and-roll.