On January 17, 1981, bassist Nikki Sixx, drummer Tommy Lee, lead singer Vince Neil and lead guitarist Mick Mars got together and founded a new band named Mötley Crüe. Over 100 million records and two or three sex tapes later the legendary band is getting its very own biopic on Netflix called The Dirt.
Based on Mötley Crüe’s 2001 best-selling autobiography, The Dirt is an unflinching and uncensored story about sex, drugs, rock ‘n roll, fame, and the high price of excess. Director Jeff Tremaine (Jackass co-creator, Bad Grandpa) shows us just how Nikki Sixx (Douglas Booth), Mick Mars (Iwan Rheon), Tommy Lee (Colson Baker), and Vince Neil (Daniel Webber) took Mötley Crüe from the Sunset Strip to the world stage, and what it meant to become the world’s most notorious rock band.
Joe Levy of Rolling Stone called the book “without a doubt… the most detailed account of the awesome pleasures and perils of rock & roll stardom I have ever read. It is completely compelling and utterly revolting.”
Welp, now I have to read the book.
Also starring in the movie are Pete Davidson, Leven Rambin, David Costabile, Christian Gehring (as David Lee Roth), Kabby Borders, Tony Cavalero (as Ozzy Osbourne), and Rebekah Graf (as Heather Locklear).
The trailer for The Dirt gives us a pretty good idea of what the film will entail: rock ‘n roll, booze, strippers, fire, manslaughter, porn stars, overdoses, fireworks, and did I mention Heather Locklear?
“I had managed the Scorpions, Bon Jovi, Skid Row, Kiss,” says Doc McGhee, played by Costabile, in the trailer, “but I had never been through what Mötley Crüe put me through.”
Yep, I will definitely be watching this.