Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp’s Sunday Lunch YouTube series is getting some sort of screen adaptation; there’s a “production company scripting an idea at the moment,” Willcox says.
Individually, Robert Fripp is known as the guitarist and bandleader in the prog rock outfit King Crimson, while Toyah Willcox was one of the most recognisable pop stars of the 1980s. Among the latter’s top ten hits were the pop-punk singles It’s a Mystery and the youthfully defiant I Want to Be Free.
Married for over thirty years, Fripp and Wilcox began releasing videos over lockdown called Toyah and Robert’s Sunday Lunch. In them, they covered an eclectic range of popular songs from the likes of AC/DC, Metallica, Nirvana, Slipknot, Billy Idol, Sex Pistols, Rammstein, Radiohead, Limp Bizkit, David Bowie and Foo Fighters. The pair rarely took themselves too seriously in these videos – one episode saw them dressed up as a pair of bees while they sang a rough-and-ready cover of The Hives’ I Hate To Say I Told You So (see below).
In a recent interview, Willcox revealed that there has been interested from a production company in adapting the series to the big screen. Whether that adaptation will be a documentary or fictionalised isn’t currently clear.
Willcox said that “we have a documentary crew following us, and we have quite a big production company scripting an idea at the moment. Obviously we won’t be in it. It’s for actors to play, but that’s all in the back kind of pool of what you call pre-production. All of that’s going on.”
They are currently taking the show on tour around the UK – you can find details here.
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