The Dirt on Mötley Crüe

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The Dirt on Mötley Crüe

The poster for the Netflix show

The poster for the Netflix show "The Dirt on Mötley Crüe"

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The poster for the Netflix show "The Dirt on Mötley Crüe"

Netflix

Netflix

The poster for the Netflix show "The Dirt on Mötley Crüe"

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The Netflix original “The Dirt,” directed by Jeff Tremaine,” reveals the true story of the misfits of Mötley Crüe, aka the world’s most notorious band, rising from the streets of Hollywood to the heights of international fame in the 1980s.

Not appropriate for younger audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.

“The Dirt” starts off with a voice over of Nikki Sixx as he sets the 80s scene as a time of stupid haircuts, jazzercise and “Just Say No.” Needless to say, Mötley Crüe didn’t have time for jazzercise, they pretty much said yes to every drug passed their way and as for stupid haircuts, they were all in.

Bassist Nikki Sixx, played by Douglas Booth, is a teen runaway who got his mother put in jail for child abuse when he was younger. Tommy Lee, played by Machine Gun Kelly, is the giddy, shirtless drummer with an innocent sweet side when he’s not trashing hotels and bedding groupies. Vince Neil, played by Daniel Webber, is the lady killer lead singer with long blonde hair and a cloud of bad luck hanging over him. Mick Mars, played by Iwan Rheon, is the older, somewhat wiser and highly sarcastic guitar virtuoso.

“The Dirt” is a guilty pleasure whiplash ride with all the sex, drugs and rock and roll you’d expect. That only gets dialed up after they tour with Ozzie Osbourne, played by Tony Cavalero, who steals five minutes of the movie when he flashes his butt at strangers, snorts up a line of ants and licks up his own urine off a pool deck.

Vince and his new found friend Razzle leave a party drunk and high one night and decided to take a trip to the liquor store and sadly get in a car accident on the way back resulting in Razzle’s death. While Vince spent his time in jail, Nikki Sixx finds his new passion for heroin and eventually dies from an overdose but comes back to life in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. He swore to himself he wasn’t going to do it again but shortly after he stupidly decides to do it again, passes out and wakes up with a needle in his arm. The movie eventually runs out of gas a bit in the third act when the guys decide to get sober and go to rehab together.

In the end credits of movie, it shows nearly ten minutes of split screen comparisons between the real Crüe and the movie Crüe, so we can gasp at the skill of duplication.