Trailer Controversial Music Biz Movie 'Kill Your Friends' Goes Online

(Radio.com) Britain in the 90s was a tumultuous moment in music history. The country was churning out rock hits on hits, with gold recordings by Blur, Radiohead, Oasis, and more.

The new "jet-black comedy" film Kill Your Friends, based on the bestseller by John Niven, breathes a little life into that period (and also takes life away). Starring a normal-looking Nicholas Hoult as a record label A&R named quite literally "slashing and burning" his way to the top of the music industry, Kill Your Friends shows what lengths one might go to find success.

"Fueled by greed, ambition and inhuman quantities of drugs, [Steven] Stelfox [played by Hoult] searches for his next hit record amid a relentless orgy of self-gratification," as the official description reads. "Created by an industry that demands success at any price, as the hits dry up and the industry begins to change, Stelfox takes the concept of 'killer tunes' to a murderous new level in a desperate attempt to salvage his career."

Watch the NSFW trailer here.

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