Pulse Films has acquired the rights to Lizzy Goodman's oral history, documenting the rise of the Strokes, LCD Soundsystem and other staples of the early 2000s rock resurgence.
Lizzy Goodman's oral history -- or "dirty time capsule" as she puts it -- of the transformative New York City rock scene during the early 2000s is getting the docu-series treatment. Pulse Films announced on Thursday it has acquired the rights to adapt Goodman's best-selling Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock & Roll in NYC 2001-2011 into a four-part documentary.
The series, expected to be an hour per installment, will combine first-hand testimony and archive footage of many of the seminal bands during the period, namely The Strokes, LCD Soundsystem, Interpol and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Filmmakers promise to dispense with the "expected tropes and conventions of music documentaries" in order to "create a work of true cinematic scale that will redefine the scope of the music documentary form."
Attached to direct the series are Will Lovelace and Dylan Southern, the duo behind the LCD concert doc Shut Up and Play the Hits as well as the Grammy nominated No Distance Left to Run. Goodman will executive produce, along with Pulse Films’ Thomas Benski, Sam Bridger, and Brian Levy. Jaime Neely will produce.