‘Wham!’ Trailer Teases Never-Before-Seen Footage And Intimate Insights

You don’t wanna miss it.

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However you think of Wham! — as one-hit wonders (wrong!), cheesy ’80s stars (weren’t they all?), or “just” George Michael’s old band — Netflix’s new documentary might make you rethink.

With reportedly “unprecedented” access to archival footage and personal recordings of George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley dating back to their childhood friendship, Wham! charts their four-year rise to fame and their time as one of the biggest bands in the world. Despite sharing a director with FYRE, the trailer sets a rosy, positive tone — so if you’re hoping for salaciousness and scandal, you might need to go-go somewhere else.

Wham! premieres on Netflix July 5.(opens in a new tab)

Caitlin is Mashable’s Australian Editor. She has written for The Guardian, Junkee, and any number of plucky little music and culture publications that were run on the smell of an oily rag and have since been flushed off the Internet like a dead goldfish by their new owners. She also worked at Choice, Australia’s consumer advocacy non-profit and magazine, and as such has surprisingly strong opinions about whitegoods. She enjoys big dumb action movies, big clever action movies, cult Canadian comedies set in small towns, Carly Rae Jepsen, The Replacements, smoky mezcal, revenge bedtime procrastination, and being left the hell alone when she’s reading.

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