Published Jul 04, 2017Last week, we finally got a trailer for England Is Mine, the new biopic exploring Morrissey's early years. Directed by Mark Gill, the film is unauthorized by the artist and, following its premiere in Edinburgh over the weekend, it's gotten its first formal detractor in Morrissey's childhood friend.
James Maker was a close friend of Morrissey's when they were children, even appearing onstage at some early Smiths shows. He went on to start the projects Raymonde and RPLA.
As Stereogum points out, he was none too pleased with Gill's film. Maker posted a lengthy Facebook takedown, explaining that the movie messed up the details and lacked any of Moz's signature wit.
Read Maker's statement below, where you'll also find the film's trailer. Of course, the whole thing feels like a warm-up for the Morrissey meltdown that is undoubtedly on its way.