Pistol | Stream on Hulu
Never mind the bollocks...
FX’s Pistol is a six-episode limited series about a rock and roll revolution, available exclusively on Hulu. The furious, raging storm at the center of this revolution are the Sex Pistols - and at the center of this series is Sex Pistols’ founding member and guitarist, Steve Jones. Jones’ hilarious, emotional and at times heart-breaking journey guides us through a kaleidoscopic telling of three of the most epic, chaotic and mucus-spattered years in the history of music.
Based on Jones’ memoir Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol, this is the story of a band of spotty, noisy, working-class kids with “no future,” who shook the boring, corrupt Establishment to its core, threatened to bring down the government and changed music and culture forever.
FX’s Pistol is produced by FX Productions and will be available exclusively on Hulu.
Desperate to escape the bleak future that society has decreed for him, charismatic Steve Jones convinces Malcolm McLaren to manage his band, The Swankers. But Steve discovers that his “Cloak of Invisibility” cannot shield him from the audience’s penetrating gaze. Written by Craig Pearce; directed by Danny Boyle.
As Steve grasps his final chance and attempts to learn guitar in five days, a fury named Johnny Rotten arrives on the scene and the Sex Pistols are born. Written by Craig Pearce; directed by Danny Boyle.
As Steve and Chrissie Hynde begin to make more than just music, the Pistols begin to wreak anarchy in the U.K. and Johnny Rotten takes deeper inspiration from a grieving young woman. Written by Craig Pearce; directed by Danny Boyle.
The idyllic moment where success is not yet fame, is soon obliterated when the band shock the nation out of its tea-time torpor. The resulting media frenzy causes egos to explode. Steve is emotionally blackmailed by Malcom into replacing bassist Glen Matlock with glorious looking, but musically inept, Sid Vicious. Written by Craig Pearce; directed by Danny Boyle.
As Nancy and Sid’s love ignites, Sid becomes increasingly lost to heroin and violence. A plan is hatched to get rid of Nancy, but on a riverboat stunt during the Queen’s Jubilee to promote “God Save the Queen,” chaos takes hold. Written by Craig Pearce; directed by Danny Boyle.
Malcolm decides that the Sex Pistols have become too much like a rock band; famous, inaccessible – and so he must blow them up. He tours the Pistols not in the big U.S. cities where they’re loved, but in the South, where they’re reviled. The pressure is unbearable. Johnny leaves the band, and a heroin-ridden Sid becomes lead singer. Steve desperately tries to hold the band together, but Nancy is found murdered in a New York City hotel room, and Sid is the main suspect. Written by Craig Pearce; directed by Danny Boyle.