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Revisiting 'Wham!': A director's dive into 1980s pop culture

·1 min

Two young Londoners form a successful pop band in the 1980s, selling over 30 million records. The band ends after a few years when they reach the age of 23. Director Chris Smith tells their story in a nominated Netflix documentary for the BAFTAs. Smith was approached by the producers to create the documentary and had a limited understanding of the band. He opens up about his initial assumptions and how working on the project changed his perspective on the music. The documentary explores the friendship between the two band members and the impact of one member’s revelation about his sexuality. The article describes the emotional aspect of the story and the sense of both tragedy and fulfillment it evokes.