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Now Streaming: “The Dirt” on Netflix (3/22/2019)

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Motley Crue fans across the land have been eagerly awaiting the release of “The Dirt” film which is of course based on the book of the same name. The trailer dropped a couple of weeks ago and we shared it HERE in case you missed it. Now, depending on your geographic location, “The Dirt” is available for immediate streaming and rewatching to your hearts content. Let’s check out the Official Poster, premise and casting along with some editorial notes.

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Synopsis: The story of how Mötley Crüe came to be one of the most notorious rock ‘n roll groups in history.

The Cast:
Douglas Booth as Nikki Sixx, Mötley Crüe’s bassist
Iwan Rheon as Mick Mars, Mötley Crüe’s guitarist
Machine Gun Kelly as Tommy Lee, Mötley Crüe’s drummer
Daniel Webber as Vince Neil, Mötley Crüe’s singer
Tony Cavalero as Ozzy Osbourne
Rebekah Graf as Heather Locklear
Leven Rambin as Sharise Neil
David Costabile as Doc McGhee
Pete Davidson as Tom Zutaut
Courtney Dietz as Athena Lee
Joe Chrest as David Lee
Elena Evangelo as Voula Lee

PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ve already mentioned that I had read “The Dirt” quite a few years ago and found it to be a compelling read that I finished not long after starting. It was easy to do this kind of thing some years ago because back then there were not as many Internet distractions as there are today. The world had The Net of course but we weren’t concerned with snapping pics of ourselves every eleven minutes or worrying what our status was so we could share it with the people who found this sort of thing of interest for some reason. Historically speaking, I consider myself an “Old School” fan of Motley, having listened to them since the days when the debut album was still on the new side and being one of the first in my musical circle to own a copy of “Shout At The Devil”. When I remember the way that I actually got the album I probably was the first in my group to have it. They remained a favorite band for many, many years and I caught them a few times during their rise to the top – Good times. Having read the book so long ago, I am not as concerned with a page by page retelling of it and instead hope for an entertaining ride into the bands highs and lows. The trailer leaves me feeling this will be a good film. Not something as triumphant as “Bohemian Rhapsody” or something as disturbing as “Lords Of Chaos” but still something fun to watch and appreciate the bands beginnings and eventual end. Let me know down below if you will be watching this film and kindly don’t give away any of the amusing points in the story. Spoiler stuff is never welcome here.

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