Charlie Harper, Jon Savage
Sex, Drugs, Clothes & Rock ‘n’ Roll. Along with a strong dash of political dissent added to the mix, every ingredient was present in the Molotov cocktail that was Punk in ’76, a movement that would go on to turn popular culture on its head and divide the United Kingdom in the Queen’s silver Jubilee year. Born at a small shop - 430 Kings Road, London, whose slogan was ‘rubberwear for the office,’ punk was the enfant terrible of Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood, whose SEX shop was the melting pot that brought London’s fashionistas, rebels, musos, kinksters and petty criminals together. SEX spawned the punk movement and its cultural vanguard - The Sex Pistols.
This new documentary explores the key personalities, events and cultural vacuum that led to punk’s inception. Forty years after its humble beginnings in the SEX shop, punk still rages with a fiery mixture of youthful intensity and experienced retrospectives from contributors Tony James, Charlie Harper, Glen Matlock, Gene October, Jon Savage, Jah Wobble, Caroline Coon, Peter Gravelle, Steve Severin and many more.
“Rock and roll doesn't necessarily mean a band. It doesn't mean a singer, and it doesn't mean a lyric. Really, it's that question of trying to be immortal.”