Acclaimed director Danny Boyle takes viewers on an exhilarating ride through seedy mid-seventies London in his new six-part FX on Hulu drama series Pistol. Based on guitarist and founding Sex Pistols member Steve Jones' 2016 memoir Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol, Pistol covers the formation and eventual disintegration of one of the most influential bands ever to have existed. Although their reign was brief (1975-1978), the Sex Pistols ruled (and some say ruined) Britannia with their fashion statement and unique brand of gritty Punk (topping both the singles and album charts without radio support) before becoming a global phenomenon courtesy of their hits Anarchy in the U.K. and God Save the Queen. Born from a disdain of a morose political climate, the Sex Pistols personified the dissatisfaction of disenfranchised youth, ironically becoming its snotty-nosed poster boys in the process. They also became public enemy No. 1 to most of the world.
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