Solid movie that dramatizes a musical thread often ignored or not known about in the states. Following Tony Wilson's journey through the scene across two decades was a great way of depicting the subject. Hilarious (the "it's not how it looks" and bathroom scenes had me on the floor), inventive, and compelling.
The main reason this film is receiving negative attention is because it is mass marketed to the American public on Netflix. Fyi, review bombing something you haven't watched isn't cool.
When you watch the actual film, you see it has nothing to do with "child porn" or "exploitation," it's a movie about the anxiety surrounding teenage identity. In some ways, it reminded me of Rebel Without a Cause, where the film (pretty accurately) depicts an actual teenage experience, but gets…