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Who Cares About Mötley Crüe's Story?

The Dirt is set to his Netflix March 22nd.


Apparently, people will care about anyone's life as long as someone makes a movie about it.

Upcoming Mötley Crüe biopic, The Dirt, is set to be the latest of its kind to infect the American people with glorified ideas of musical genius being inextricably linked with dysfunction. Based on the 2001 book by the same name, the movie is set to be released on Netflix on March 22.

Machine Gun Kelly will play the bands founding member and drummer, Tommy Lee, with Douglas Booth as Nikki Sixx, Iwan Rheon as Mick Mars, Daniel Webber as Vince Neil, while Pete Davidson will appear as Elektra A&R exec Tom Zutaut.

Watch the first trailer for the movie below.

The Dirt | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

While Mötley Crüe's cultural significance is undeniable, one still has to wonder: why now? Hasn't the destructive, hard partying, irresponsible rocker story been played out? We all know how it goes: a young, talented band rises to fame, they're overwhelmed by the attention and lifestyle, their partying starts to reap negative consequences, and they're forced to confront their own behavior and either succumb to their vices, or change. Blah, blah, blah we know this story. At least with the 2018 movie Bohemian Rhapsody, there were points of interest beyond rock n' roll culture, and audiences were invited into the complicated life of Freddie Mercury. What can we learn from the life of Tommy Lee that hasn't already been dissected to death in the tabloids?

It's possible that The Dirt will surprise us and bring audiences something deeper than expected, but with all the important stories worth telling, why waste time on this?

Brooke Ivey Johnson is a Brooklyn based writer, playwright, and human woman. To read more of her work visit her blog or follow her twitter @BrookeIJohnson.

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