Pistol stars Sydney Chandler, Maisie Williams, & Talulah Riley discuss the role their incredible characters play in the Sex Pistols’ biopic.
FX’s Pistol premieres on Hulu May 31, where it will unveil the legend of the Sex Pistols for a new generation. The series comes from director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting) and screenwriter Craig Pearce (Moulin Rouge), and it’s been adapted from the memoir of Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones. Though it is focused on Jones as he helps found the band and makes his way through the new world of punk rock, it naturally explores the fiery and chaotic lives and careers of all the band members.
But it was not just the Sex Pistols themselves who were loud, proud, and determined to succeed. The punk rock scene was full of iconoclasts looking to make a mark on society, several of them women who had to jump unimaginable hurdles to succeed. Among them were Chrissie Hynde (Sydney Chandler), a founding member of The Pretenders; Vivienne Westwood (Talulah Riley), who created the Kings Road boutique SEX; and Pamela Rooke – AKA Jordan (Maisie Williams) – an icon in the world of punk.