Lizzy Goodman’s oral history of New York’s 2000s rock scene is being turned into a docu-series! “Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011” features artists like The Strokes, Interpol, LCD Soundsystem, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and more.
What We Can Expect
Released in May this year, “Meet Me in the Bathroom”details the sights and sounds of New York’s music scene pre and post-9/11. First hand interviews with the rising artists of the decade narrate their experiences navigating through the whirlwind of their lives in that era. The bands involved are stripped down to the core and tell it all—for example, how The Strokes think Ryan Adams may have ruined Albert Hammond Jr.’s life with drugs, Karen O meeting Debbie Harry, and The Libertines’ Pete Doherty trying to coerce Nick Valensi into a weird threesome.
Who’s Signed On
Pulse Films picked up the docu-series and will be directed by Will Lovelace and Dylan Southern, the pair behind LCD Soundsystem’s concert documentary “Shut Up and Play the Hits” and the Grammy-nominated Blur film “No Distance Left to Run”. Goodman is signed on as the executive producer alongside Thomas Benski, Sam Bridger, and Brian Levy, and Jaime Neely as producer. “Meet Me in the Bathroom” is just another documentary to add on to Pulse Films’ list of music-related productions; they’ve done Nick Cave’s “One More Time with Feeling”, Take That’s “Look Back, Don’t Stare”, Arcade Fire’s “The Reflektor Tapes”, and Beyonce’s “Lemonade”.
The docu-series is expected to be split into four parts with each part running at around one hour. Seeing the life lessons we’ve learnt from the book turn into a visual treat is exciting and gives us a better look at some of our favorite indie bands of the time. No release date has been announced as of writing, but keep your eyes peeled!
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