“Anhedonia to music and mu-opioids: Evidence from the administration of naltrexone,” Adiel Mallik, Mona Lisa Chanda & Daniel J. The three things are stereotypically connected, and none can be separated from the others. Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll ticks all the music biopic boxes, but Whitecross wisely ramps things up by looking at Dury's life with the same sort of random, chaotic vision that both blessed and cursed the man himself.
Examples to Rock stars that lived the "sex, drugs, and rock n roll" way: 1) Elvis Presley.
Funny, heartbreaking and very rock-and-roll, this directorial debut of The Road to Guantanamo co-director Mat Whitecross chronicles everything from Dury's troubled childhood and battle with debilitating polio, to the effects of his fame on his relationships and fatherhood.
Also starring Naomie Harris (Pirates of the Caribbean, 28 Days Later), Ray Winstone (Beowulf, The Departed, Sexy Beast), Olivia Williams (The Sixth Sense, Rushmore) and Toby Jones (Harry Potter, Frost/Nixon).
The same brain-chemical system that mediates feelings of pleasure from sex, recreational drugs, and food is also critical to experiencing musical pleasure, according to a study by Mc Gill University researchers published today in the .
“This is the first demonstration that the brain's own opioids are directly involved in musical pleasure,” says cognitive psychologist Daniel Levitin, senior author of the paper.