Watch the Trailer for Netflix’s New Mötley Crüe Biopic ‘The Dirt,’ Available 3/22

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When you think of the most boisterous, out-of-control rock and roll bands in the history of music, Motley Crue is at the forefront of the conversation — and on March 22, an official biopic will hit Netflix, with aims of telling their story as they’d want it told.

The trailer landed on Tuesday, and it captures the expected mood quite well. Seemingly every scene previewed in the trailer occurs either physically on the Sunset Strip or in a smoky nightclub, which sounds about right given the Crue’s infamous history, and it’s all really loud and flashy:

The film takes its full name, The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band, the collaborative band autobiography penned by Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx themselves, along with rock writer Neil Strauss.

More about the film, from its official synopsis:

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.

The book was originally published in 2001 and the cinematic adaptation has been in the works for some time — so don’t think this is anything close to riding on the coat-tails of the box office-smashing success of 2018’s Bohemian Rhapsody.

It’s worth pointing out that it’s been literally one day since Nikki Sixx accused KISS of stealing Motley Crue’s grand finale design in concert, so in that sense this was all expertly-timed in order to maximize attention and buzz around Motley Crue — a pretty smart move, in all honesty.

The Dirt will be made available for streaming on Netflix on March 22.


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