The Bee Gees are one of the most iconic bands in the history of music, so it’s fitting that they should be the subject of an in-depth documentary from one of Hollywood’s most iconic filmmakers. The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart comes to HBO Max December 12 from acclaimed producer and director Frank Marshall, and judging by the brand new trailer, it’s going to be a pretty emotional journey.
Disco faced a massive and unfair backlash after its dominant mainstream success, and the Bee Gees unfortunately suffered the brunt of that hostility and became labeled as extremely uncool for many years. In addition to exploring the complexities of achieving incredible fame and fortune while working closely with family, Marshall’s documentary reminds us of how many all-time bops the Bee Gees actually wrote, strongly making the argument that they were never uncool. Check out the trailer below and be prepared to get some vintage tunes irrevocably stuck in your head for the rest of the day.