'WHAM!': Take a First Look at George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley Doc
From School Friends to Superstars
From Netflix and director Chris Smith (FYRE) comes a new documentary on the legendary pop duo Wham!.
"In 1982, the best of friends and still teenagers — George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley as Wham! set out to conquer the world," the film's official description reads. "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. Hit after hit - Club Tropicana, Wake Me Up Before You Go Go, Freedom, I’m Your Man, and of course Last Christmas."
The new film explores Michael's and Ridgeley's lives and the rise of WHAM! as a global pop phenomenon. WHAM! reaches into the personal archives and features new interviews of the two to tell the duo's history.
“George Michael possessed extraordinary talent as a songwriter, vocalist, and producer,” the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame said in announcing Michael as an inductee. “Echoes can be heard in the impassioned vocals and personal lyrics of artists from Adele to Lady Gaga to Mary J. Blige.”
Below, check out first look images and the official trailer for WHAM!, premiering on Netflix July 5.