Shane West may not have been the first person that jumps to mind as a candidate to portray deceased punk rocker Darby Crash of The Germs, but he certainly surprised us (and the crowd) when he joined the reunited rockers on-stage last year. Now the resulting biopic "What We Do Is Secret" has its first trailer, and we're thrilled to present it exclusively on MTV.com. Watch it below or click here to view in HD.
After nearly 15 years (!) of production, the long-awaited flick "What We Do Is Secret" got its world premiere Monday night at the Los Angeles Film Festival, followed by an intense concert by the Germs that made it feel like 1977 again.
With the legendary Darby Crash long deceased, however, you might wonder who was rocking the mic. The answer? Shane West!
Yes, that's right: This Shane West.
Skeptical as I was, however, West quickly won over those in the crowd who weren't already turned on to his recent transformation. The self-professed "lifelong punk rock fan" gives a solid performance in the coming-soon movie, and onstage he's nothing short of a force to be reckoned with.
The lights went down shortly after 11 p.m. at L.A. nightclub Element, and surviving Germs members Pat Smear, Lorna Doom and Don Bolles took their positions. Soon enough, West began belting out ear-punishing classics like "Circle One" and "We Must Bleed," most in 90-second outbursts of fury. The crowd was a mix of Hollywood royalty (Kristen Bell and "Secret" star Bijou Phillips) and black-leather-clad old-schoolers. Read More...