Roger EbertEver since I started watching Russ Meyer sex flicks back in college and reading about the filmmaker, I have heard about the movie that Meyer tried to make with the Sex Pistols in the mid-1970s, Who Killed Bambi? Before he started on his film criticism career, Roger Ebert had worked on scripts for a couple of Meyer's movies and had been assigned to write a script for the proposed Sex Pistols film. But no excerpts from Who Killed Bambi? were available ... until now.

A couple of weeks ago, shortly after Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren died, Ebert wrote a rollicking blog entry titled "McLaren & Meyer & Rotten & Vicious & me" about his experiences trying to get Who Killed Bambi? made. The entry included a few fragments of the screenplay Ebert started writing. This week, he's published a follow-up blog entry that includes the entire script he wrote for the Sex Pistols project. The screenplay is labeled as a second draft from July 1977, and at the time, the film's title was Anarchy in the U.K. -- Ebert says he proposed Who Killed Bambi? shortly afterward.
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