Sex&Drugs&Rock&Rollpremiered Thursday, July 16th on FX, and I loved it. Short and sweet, vulgar and kind, so wrong yet the music makes it so right, if they keep this up – this will be a guaranteed hit. And those that have been with me through pilot shows know that the expectation is lower, without connections or background or a crazy shock factor. But this pilot was a blast.
Do you wanna give it a shot? Watch the Meet the Characters videos below and decide for yourself.
Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (SDRR) Season 1 Episode 1: “Don’t Wanna Die Anonymous”
Created by Denis Leary
Directed by Michael Blieden
Written by Denis Leary
Starring Denis Leary, John Corbett, Elizabeth Gillies, John Ales, Robert Kelly, Elaine Hendrix FOX
Air Date: Thursday, July 16th, 2015, 10:00pm
Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll premiered last Thursday night, and it really was just 25 minutes of fun. Based on washed up, druggie, has-been, Johnny Rock (Denis Leary) of fictional 90s band, The Heathens, and his long lost daughter Gigi (Liz Gillies), the pilot gives us how she got the band back together – only not the same together it was before.
Be sure to check out the official music video for the Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll theme song below.
At San Diego Comic-Con, yesterday the Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll panel got together for the first time at this huge Con as a show, and as a band, and as a family. The panel consisted of: Denis Leary, who plays aging lead singer Johnny Rock, Liz Gillies, who plays Gigi, Johnny’s surprise daughter and new lead singer of The Heathens, John Corbett, who plays guitarist, Flash, John Ales, who plays bassist, Rehab, Robert Kelly as drummer Bam-Bam, and Elaine Hendrix, who plays Ava, Johnny Rock’s longtime girlfriend and backup singer.
Check out the panel videos and some clips from the red carpet below.
SDRR and FX has released 4 “rockumentaries” for fictional band, The Heathens. The videos provide a bit of history for this has-been band, fronted by Johnny Rock (Denis Leary), axe man Flash (John Corbett), bassist Rehab (John Ales), and Bam-Bam (Robert Kelly) who pounds away on the kit. Johnny Rock’s long lost daughter is Gigi (Liz Gillies), whose vocals will propel the band into the 21st Century (they hope). We hope so too. We want Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll to stick around after this promising publicity.