As Netflix looks ahead to summer 2023, amongst the various new titles that will be making their debut, a sizzling new pop docu-movie will also be landing on the streaming service. The documentary is called WHAM! – a film about the iconic ‘80s pop group, which according to Netflix, offers “unprecedented access to both George (Michael) and Andrew (Ridgeley)’s personal archive.”
The description for WHAM! reads: “In 1982, the best of friends and still teenagers – George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley as WHAM! set out to conquer the world. By June of 1986 they played their very last gig at Wembley Stadium having done exactly that.
“Now for the very first time, told in their own words, the amazing story of how in four years they dominated the charts around the world with timeless and classic pop songs.”
Directed by Chris Smith (Tiger King, Sr.) and produced by John Battsek (The Deepest Breath) and Simon Halfon (Supersonic), WHAM! is a feature-length docu-film which promises to showcase rare, previously unheard interviews, as well as never-before-seen footage. WHAM! will chart the rise of one of the best-loved groups from the 1980s, highlighting the fantastic journey George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley embarked on, as they progressed from school friends to pop icons.
Fans of the group should expect to hear discussions about the Wham!’s place in the pop pantheon, and the group’s meteoric rise to fame. There will also be mentions for all their hit records, including Club Tropicana, Wake Me Up Before You Go Go, and the perennial favourite, Last Christmas.
Should you want to check the documentary out for yourself, WHAM! will stream on Netflix from July 5th.
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