Watch Wild First Trailer for ‘The Dirt’, Netflix’s Mötley Crüe Biopic
“The fans are dying for some anarchy, so let’s give it to them.”
The Dirt is premiering on Netflix in March, and from the looks of the Mötley Crüe biopic’s first trailer, it has all of the debauched details described in the bestselling 2001 tell-all book that it’s based on.
Here’s the streaming service’s official 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.
Set largely to the band’s drug-addled anthem “Kickstart My Heart,” the two-and-a-half minute preview also touches on the darker moments behind the music, including Neil’s vehicular manslaughter conviction, Lee’s chaotic relationship with actress Heather Locklear, Sixx’s heroin overdose, and Mars’ battle with degenerative bone disease.
Other notable scenes include Machine Gun Kelly‘s portrayal of Lee playing the drums upside down, the appearance of Saturday Night Live cast member Pete Davidson as record exec Tom Zutaut, and a lot of booze-fueled mayhem.
The latter is summed up nicely in a quote from Breaking Bad actor David Costible, who plays Mötley Crüe manager Doc McGhee.
“I had managed the Scorpions, Bon Jovi, Skid Row, Kiss,” Costabile’s McGee says in the trailer, “but I had never been through what Mötley Crüe put me through.”
Catch The Dirt on Netflix beginning on March 22 of this year.