Glen Matlock Is Disappointed With The Lies Of Sex Pistols’ Biopic

In an interview with Hotpress, Glen Matlock, the bassist of the Sex Pistols, shared his thoughts on the biopic ‘Pistol’, which aired last year and revolves around the band’s guitarist Steve Jones.

It seems Glen is not a fan of this biopic, and he said the following:

“I was disappointed actually, because before it was made, I went and had some meetings. I put my side of the case and then when it came out… I wouldn’t have signed off if I knew it was gonna be like that. From what I know, my portrayal isn’t very truthful. It’s quite well shot, I seen it at a private screening. It goes on about me getting sacked, which I wasn’t – I left – and that’s what I’m annoyed about. On top of that, I said to Steve Jones’ face, ‘You’ve got a shocking fucking memory!’ He went, ‘What do you mean?!’”

What John Lydon Thinks About The Biopic

In June of the previous year, John Lydon, often regarded as the mastermind behind the Sex Pistols, also expressed his opinions about the biopic ‘Pistol.’ Speaking to The Guardian, the musician stated:

“It’s dead against everything we once stood for. The only thing you’ve got of value in your life, and you’re going to cheapen that because you want an extra fiver? Not much of a human being there.”

Danny Boyle Is Thrilled To Be Involed In The Series

While the members of the band have expressed negative views about the biopic, artists involved in the project have shared more positive sentiments. For example, consider Danny Boyle, who portrayed Sid Vicious. In an interview with Esquire, he expressed his happiness about being part of the project as follows:

“The best part about Pistol being out is that people finally get to see what I’ve been banging on about for the past year. I’ve been so excited for people to see the work we all put into the show. Also, this role takes a different turn to the ones I’ve done before, so I’m excited for people to see me roughed up.”

The Legal Problems About The Biopic

Created by Craig Pearce and directed by the acclaimed Danny Boyle, it was announced in January 2021 and premiered on Hulu on May 31, 2022. This series chronicles the rise and notoriety of the Sex Pistols, showcasing their impact on the music and cultural scene.

However, as of May 26, 2023, ‘Pistol’ was removed from both Hulu and Disney+ in various international regions, including the UK. This decision might have been influenced by a range of factors including licensing issues, viewership patterns, or strategic content management by the streaming platforms.