Punk has been romanticized and embalmed in various media. It has been portrayed as an English class revolt and a reckless diversion that became a marketing dream. But there is no disputing its starting point. Every story of punk starts with its idols, the Sex Pistols, and its leader was Johnny Rotten. In 'Rotten', Lydon looks back at himself, the Sex Pistols, and the 'no future' disaffection of the time.