Directed by Will Lovelace and Dylan Southern, who previously helmed the LCD Soundsystem concert film, Shut Up and Play the Hits, the documentary will feature "first hand testimony, rare archive, and an era-defining soundtrack" with numerous sources featured in the book, according to Pitchfork.
Meet Me in the Bathroom includes interviews with the Strokes, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the National, Ryan Adams, LCD Soundsystem, Moby and many, many other staples of the 2000s NY scene. Pulse's Thomas Benski, Sam Bridger, and Brian Levy, and BMG's Jaime Neely will also exec produce the cinematic music doc, which is slated to run in four parts. "At the time it seemed like a total fantasy but it now feels like fate that the team behind Shut Up and Play the Hits, the show that gave me the idea to write this book in the first place, would be the ones to bring Meet Me in the Bathroom to the screen". It's time to share with everyone else the full view of this weird, beautiful, dirty time capsule I've been inhabiting.
One of the book's more "visceral" passages, accusations and insinuations from members of The Strokes that Ryan Adams enabled guitarist Albert Hammond Jr.'s heroin habit, appeared to inspire a Twitter feud of sorts following the book's release. Pulse said that Meet Me In The Bathroom will do away with the tropes and conventions and redefine the scope of the music documentary form. Variety reports the film will involve archive video and interviews with the biggest bands of the day, a la Lovelace and Southern's previous project Shut Up and Play the Hits, with 9/11 as a backdrop against an otherwise flourishing arts scene. "Lizzy's work is so vivid and captures the zeitgeist in such a rich and exciting way - it feels natural for us to help realize it for television", Benski said about "Meet Me in the Bathroom".