Never mind the bollocks

The trailer for Danny Boyle’s Sex Pistols drama has landed
By Ella Joyce | Film+TV | 5 April 2022

Still, ‘Pistol’, Danny Boyle, 2022

The Sex Pistols changed British subculture forever, rising to fame in the 70s and paving the anarchic way for a punk revolution. Nearly five decades after the band shook the world with their debut album Never Mind the Bollocks, Academy award-winning director Danny Boyle [TrainspottingSlumdog Millionaire] has adapted guitarist Steve Jones’ memoir, Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol into a six-part biopic. Titled Pistol, the work charts not only the band’s rise to fame but how a group of working-class boys shook the establishment to its stiff upper lipped core and defined a decade.

Starring Louis Partridge, Anson Boon, Christian Lees and Toby Wallace as the title quartet, the series is set for release on Hulu on May 31st. The series also sees Thomas Brodie-Sangster take on the Pistols’ brilliant svengali manager Malcolm McLaren and Emma Appleton is Sid Vicious’ ill-fated lover Nancy Spungen – read the pair’s HERO 27 interview about the series here. Elsewhere, Maisie Williams plays punk icon Jordan, who sadly passed away yesterday. If the forty-three-second long teaser trailer is anything to go by, we’re set to be transported back to punk’s hey-day, against the backdrop of McLaren and Vivienne Westwood’s notorious Kings Road store, SEX, and a London on the verge of something spikey.

Pistol will premiere on Hulu, on May 31st. 

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