Stiv Bator’s mysterious death in Paris has become the stuff of Punk legend, a story rarely told nearly 30 years after his demise. How did a boy from Girard, Ohio end up living the life of Riley in Paris, France? Was he really hit by a car or taxi…? The question of the true identity of Stiv Bator, the man- lingers to this day, and is answered in STIV.
STIV features interviews from Slim Jim Phantom, Jimmy Zero, Genya Ravan, Dave Parsons, Dave Tregunna, and many other notable figures who live on to recount his life and legacy. In June of 1990 Stiv’s ashes were sprinkled in Pere Lachaise cemetery. It is here that the film begins, the resting place of Oscar Wilde, Jim Morrison (one of Stiv’s heroes) and countless other greats. From the Dead Boys to the Lords of The New Church to his solo work, Stiv is widely considered to be one of the last true original Rock & Roll frontmen that the world has seen. Stiv Bator is a Punk Rock legend.