‘The Dirt’ Trailer: Hair Metal Band Mötley Crüe Rocks Out in Netflix Biopic

/Film | 2/19/2019 | Ben Pearson
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Mötley Crüe, the hair/glam metal band that became a sensation in the 1980s with songs like “Kickstart My Heart,” “Dr. Feelgood,” and “Girls, Girls, Girls,” released a book in 2001 called The Dirt that recounted their excessive off-stage exploits in graphic detail. That book has been in development as a movie for years: Borat director Larry Charles once wanted to make an NC-17 adaptation, but now it’s finally been brought to life by Jackass director Jeff Tremaine.

Check out the first The Dirt trailer below, which stars Douglas Booth (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) as Nikki Sixx, Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones‘ Ramsay Bolton) as Mick Mars, Colson Baker/Machine Gun Kelly (Bird Box) as Tommy Lee, and Daniel Webber (The Punisher) as Vince Neil.

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Mötley Crüe arguably became famous for being famous more than they did for their music, much of which is basically interchangeable with about a dozen other bands of that era. Their destructive, drug-fueled, decadent lifestyle earned them headlines and notoriety – and as their reputation grew, so did the band members’ desire to live up to it. Sounds like a recipe for disaster – but since we’ve seen this type of thing on film before (remember the Mark Wahlberg/Jennifer Aniston movie Rock Star?),...
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