Sex Pistols Screenplay Released

Read 'Who Killed Bambi?' now
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The long lost screenplay to a potential film about The Sex Pistols has been found and published online.

The Sex Pistols enjoyed only a brief flirtation with infamy. The band's career in the public eye lasts for less than eighteen months, during which time they irrevocably changed the path of rock 'n' roll.

The band's svengali / manager / hustler Malcolm McLaren almost immediately began re-writing their story as mythology. Casting Sex Pistols as Situationist revolutionaries, he attempted to shoot a film based on the group.

Set to be directed by infamous 60s cult figure Russ Meyer, 'Who Killed Bambi?' was scrapped in acrimonious circumstances. Although chunks of the film were used for the later work 'The Great Rock N Roll Swindle' the screenplay has never been made public - until now.

Author Roger Ebert has decided to publish the screenplay, explaining the reasons behind his decision. "This, for the benefit of future rock historians, is the transscript of a screenplay I wrote in the summer of 1977. It was tailored for the historic punk rock band the Sex Pistols, and was to be directed by Russ Meyer and produced by the impresario Malcolm McLaren. It still carried its original title, 'Anarchy in the U.K.,' although shortly after I phoned up with a suggested title change, which was accepted: 'Who Killed Bambi?'"

"Discussions with Meyer, McLaren and Rene Daalder led to this draft. All I intend to do here is reprint it. Comments are open, but I can't discuss what I wrote, why I wrote it, or what I should or shouldn't have written. Frankly, I have no idea."

Read the screenplay HERE.

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