Horror and heavy metal have always gone hand-in-hand. So, chances are, if you were watching Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees, and Freddy Krueger in the 1980s, you were also blasting Mötley Crüe (on cassette) in your boom box (Theater of Pain and Dr. Feelgood were my bag). And since nostalgia is a hot commodity, I know a bunch of genre fans will flip over this.
Netflix is releasing a Mötley Crüe biopic called The Dirt on March 22nd! It’s based on the band’s collective autobiography and covers their meteoric rise to superstardom and their individual crash landings that followed. The Crüe is being portrayed by Douglas Booth (as Nikki Sixx), Iwan Rheon (as Mick Mars), Machine Gun Kelly (as Tommy Lee), and Daniel Webber (as Vince Neil). Give the trailer a spin at the top of the article!
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.