Sex Pistols documentary in the works based on Glen Matlock’s memoir – The Hollywood Reporter

Legendary British punk rockers The Sex Pistols are getting a new documentary, this time based on the memoirs of one of their original band members.

I was a teenage sex pistolan adaptation of bassist Glen Matlock’s 1990 novel of the same name, is currently in development and produced by VMI Worldwide

The film will follow Matlock’s journey as a founding member of the Pistols and as a musician, having written 10 of the 12 iconic tracks on their only studio album. Don’t bother with the nonsenseprovided bass and backing vocals on “Anarchy in the UK” and then left in 1977. As the description states, the documentary will chronicle the Pistols’ rise to global fame with an honest, insightful account of a group depicting malcontents determined to change the music business and attack hypocrisy and stale conventions in society at large.”

In his book, Matlock describes the mindset of the UK in the early 1970s and reveals a wealth of information, including details surrounding the “lost” original Sex Pistol Wally Nightingale, the theft of guitarist Steve Jones, the search for a Singers, The exploding punk scene and a dark backdrop contrast with the excitement and energy in band manager Malcolm McLaren’s shop. The bassist’s contributions to The Sex Pistols have been downplayed over the years, particularly by Jones, although drummer Paul Cook later claimed that Matlock had actually written most of the songs Don’t bother with the nonsense. Even the terms of Matlock’s departure from the band are disputed, with McLaren falsely claiming at the time that he was “kicked out” because he liked the Beatles. In I was a teenage sex pistolHe claims he left of his own accord because he was “sick of all this crap.”

In addition to detailing the contents of the memoir, the documentary will also feature band members’ untold truths about the Pistols, as well as exclusive interviews with rock ‘n’ roll legends from the era.

I was a teenage sex pistol Directed by Andre Relis (Randy Rhoads: Reflections of a Guitar Icon, NWA & Eazy-E:Kings of Compton) and Nick Mead (Clarence Clemons: Who do I think I am?). The film is directed by Matlock, Jessica Bennett (“Darkness of man, the price we pay” and Nick Mead, with Stephen Nemeth (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Dogtown and Z-Boys) serve as executive producer.

“I’ve been following the Sex Pistols for years and I really enjoyed Glen’s book. “It looks at the early years of the Pistols and how they shaped rock and punk during that era,” said Relis, who also serves as CEO of VMI Worldwide.

“In the landscape of music, music that changed the world, the Sex Pistols created a revolution,” said Mead, co-director. “They made an album and Glen Matlock wrote the songs that defined this revolution. It’s time to tell his story.”

Matlock added: “Being in the Sex Pistols as a teenager was a life-changing experience. I’m thrilled to share the stories from my book in this documentary with the support of this talented group of filmmakers.”

VMI is handling worldwide sales of the film.

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