A Mötley Crüe story


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The Dirt depicts the lives of the members of Mötley Crüe.

Deeksha Marri, The Delphi Staff

Viewer discretion is advised for this film.

The Dirt is a biographical film about the glam/heavy metal rock band, Mötley Crüe. This movie was brought to Netflix in March of 2019 and had fans going crazy.

The film is based on the best-selling autobiography from Mötley Crüe. The story is about 4 misfits who rise to international fame.

This movie provides viewers with a compact story of the band’s fame. Mötley Crüe was one of the biggest bands of the ‘80s, and with that came some insane stories.

If you’ve read the book, you know it’s less of a biography and more of a rap sheet of criminal offenses.The movie picks some of the funniest, craziest and most memorable moments in the band’s career.

The main characters are played by Douglas Booth, who portrays Nikki Sixx; Machine Gun Kelly, who portrays Tommy Lee; Iwan Rheon, who portrays Mick Mars; and Daniel Webber, who portrays Vince Neil.

The band had a heavy involvement in the making of the movie as well, especially bassist Nikki Sixx.

If you are a big fan of Crüe, the chances are you already know most of the stories, yet it does not take away from the surprises.

One aspect of the filming that I believe could have been done differently is the story selection; there are certain scenes that did not get enough attention and screen time to showcase how important they were to the band’s story.

The Dirt is full of sex, drugs and rock and roll, which was in fact what Mötley Crüe embodied, but I think there could have been more in the film.

At the end of the day, the movie shows you how Mötley Crüe was created and its rise to the top.

Whether you are a diehard fan or someone looking to find some really cool music, The Dirt is totally worth a watch. It is sure to have you blasting “Dr. Feelgood” on the way to school!