The old-school music industry is getting its fair share of coverage this year. Following an incredibly successful Bohemian Rhapsody biopic which explored the rise of rock band Queen, other iconic musicians including Elton John and The Beatles will all see an inspired film later this year. Clearly a trend is forming in Hollywood and now, American rock group Mötley Crüe are in the spotlight.
Formed in early 1981, the California band found a quick and rather wild rise to fame, in the process drawing in a culmination of illegal drug dealing and sex. While the likes substance abuse were not uncommon in the music industry at that time, the first trailer to The Dirt is ready to reveal all.
Set to drop onto Netflix on March 22, The Dirt is based on Mötley Crüe’s 2001 best-selling autobiography. According to the synopsis:
“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.”
Unlike Bohemian Rhapsody which depicted very mild scenes of sex and drugs, this film is expected to be a more honest retelling of what it was to be caught up in the high octane world of music.
Watch the trailer before setting a reminder for next month.