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If you haven’t worn the faux vintage Mötley Crüe t-shirt you scored at Urban Outfitters since some hardcore fan pressed you on the band’s discography, Netflix is about to give you a chance to redeem yourself. The streaming service is releasing a biopic called The Dirt that’ll give you a super rock-n-roll look at the life of Mötley Crüe at its peak in the ’80s. Also, Machine Gun Kelly, Game of Thrones’ Iwan Rheon, and Pete Davidson are involved, and will probably have insane hair and lots of leather clothing. Here’s everything you need to know about the Netflix movie before its March 22 release.
It’s based on the band’s autobiography
In 2001, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, Vince Neil and Nikki Six released an autobiography, The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band. It’s so juicy, that it got turned into a movie. It’s basically the Burn Book of your dad’s generation.
The cast is filled with familiar faces…who will look unrecognizable.
Rapper Machine Gun Kelly will play founding member and drummer Tommy Lee. Iwan Rheon, who you know as Ramsay Bolton from Game of Thrones, will play guitarist Mick Mars. Douglas Booth, who starred as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet with Hailee Steinfeld, is bassist Nikki Sixx. Australian actor Daniel Webber will play lead vocalist Vince Neil.
Pete Davidson isn’t one of the band members, but he will play a record executive named Tom Zutaut. TBH, just really looking forward to seeing Pete with ’80s hair.
It’s going to be a full on trip to the ’80s
According to Tommy Lee, director Jeff Tremaine is making sure every tiny detail creates an authentic ’80s vibe.
“He’s really detail oriented. He’s like, it’s going to be down to the cars you see on the street, the telephones from the ’80s, the lights. The outfits. You’re going to feel like you’re in that time period.”
It’s from the same director who brought us ‘Jackass’ and ‘Bad Grandpa’
Jeff Tremaine is the genius (take that title with a grain of salt) behind Jackass and Bad Grandpa, AKA, the things you pretend you don’t find hilarious, but love to watch anyway.