“Now let’s get to something darker. This is one of my favorites. There’s a lot of people who may still not like it – John Lydon being not the least of them – because it doesn’t tell the true story of the Sex Pistols. Who gives a fuck? It still gets the spirit of so many things right, and it’s the perfect continuation of what Alex Cox did with Repo Man, which in itself could be a punk-rock movie.
“It’s really, really funny even though it’s really, really dark. It’s about drugs, and it’s about what happens when somebody’s girlfriend gets involved in the band. Those are important parts of being in a band – and rock music, in general.”
Alternate: Rock 'N' Roll High School (1979)
“Completely the opposite direction from Sid & Nancy. It’s cartoony, it’s wild and zany, and it’s totally essential. Plus, it’s got P.J. Soles, so how can you go wrong?”