Who Killed Nancy
Who Killed Nancy – Movie Review
Rock author and punk expert Alan Parker investigates what really happened in room 100, where Nancy Spungen, girlfriend of Sid Vicious, died. Was Sid really to blame?
Now we all know the story of Sid and Nancy. We know about Sid Vicious and the Sex Pistols and that Nancy Spungen, his lover, died October 12th in 1978 in New York. The assumption has always been that Sid was the one who killed her when he was high. Six months later he died of a heroin overdose, and the case was therefore closed. Later on we see Sid’s mother, who committed suicide in 1966, tried to convince rock author and punk expert Allen Parker to find out who killed Nancy. This is really a fascinating documentary. It is done in a style that I’m sure Sid and Nancy would approve of; it’s noisy, it’s violent, it’s rock and roll. After dozens of interviews, and a thorough look at the evidence, you may, or may not know, what really happened to Nancy in 1978. The real question is: Do you care?” That was my only problem with the movie. It’s interesting to watch, but you really have to care about the characters, and you just might not care about Sid and Nancy, two violent heroin addicts. The other question is: “Did Sid Vicious kill her?” You can sort of see the movie and figure it out yourself. I would give it three stars. The material is difficult, but it’s an interesting way of making a movie. It’s something to check out and see for yourself.