The drama about the Sex Pistols should be an uproar. Although Pistol (Disney +) lacks such an anarchic spirit that it could also be a bio play image of Coldplay. Anny Boyle is the director who gave us Trainspotting, a very fast film. The blame has to go to the studio because – surprisingly, even if it sounds like a show that has sex, drugs, and a lot of promiscuity – the end product acts like Disney.
It’s a routine retelling, emphasizing all the game messages of the Sex Pistols story: first meeting with Malcolm McLaren, first performance, bad conversation with Bill Grundy, a trip to the Jubilee boat. The screenplay is based on the memoirs of guitarist Steve Jones, but thanks to the clear tone, the lines of dialogue seem to be taken from the CBBC show, even though it happened. Witness the opening story of Sid Vicious, known as John Ritchie:
It’s the 1970s and the Sex Pistols are destroying Britain’s news in this six-part FX miniseries. An adaptation of award-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle from Steve Jones’ fascinating autobiography in 2016, it’s inspiring news of the rise of punk rock and its anti-establishment nature – just in time for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee!
The Sex Pistols lasted three years, and it’s fair to say that a lot happened to them during a brief, blinding flash of unrest in the late 1970s. Surprisingly, Pistol (Disney +) finally seemed much louder and wider. Danny Boyle directs this annoying but difficult six-part dramatization of the Sex Pistols story told through guitarist Steve Jones. It is adapted from the popular Craig Pearce Baze Luhrmann, from Jones’ memoirs, Lonely Boy, which explains Jones’s difficult vision. The problem is that it gives the story a clumsy, distorted focus and a frustrating feeling of belated satisfaction. My gun fell to the ground, but there are two things that could be worth the point. Actors need to learn to play their instruments and live scenes provide a much-needed shot of power. It was great to listen and it turned out how exciting it was to be in the room. The scene with the Chelmsford Prison Band in 1976 was really exciting and then incredibly happy.