Netflix Preview: “The Dirt”

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By Chris Klimaszewski

Staff Writer

For years, movie studios have been making famous music artists biographical movies (biopics) like “Jersey Boys,” “All Eyes On Me,” “Straight Outta Compton,” and most recently “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Now Netflix is featuring its first music biopic, “The Dirt,” the story of the notorious band, Motley Crue.

The trailer for “The Dirt” was released on Feb. 19, showing clips of how Motley Crue started and all the wild and crazy stories that gave the band their reputation. The movie is based on the book “The Dirt: Confessions of
the World’s Most Notorious Band,” written by band members Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars, Vince Neil, Tommy lee, and New York Times writer Neil Strauss.

Motley Crue was formed by lead bassist Sixx and drummer Lee. Soon after they found lead guitarist Mars through an ad in their local paper, and soon after that, Lee recruited Neil to become the lead vocalist and front-man.
Lucas Lauer, a junior accounting major, is a Motley Crue fan. “Motley Crue is one of my favorite bands,” Lauer said. “My dad grew up on their music and I would listen to them when he would play their music and just fell in love with them. I can’t wait for this movie to drop on Netflix.”

Some college kids have never heard of Motley Crue, but may know some of their songs like “Kickstart My Heart,” “Home Sweet Home,” and “Smokin’ In The Boys Room.” Others were unfamiliar with the band. “I’ve heard of them, but never really got into their music” Samantha Uebel, sophomore broadcasting major said. After listening to their popular songs, Uebel recognized the songs from previous movie soundtracks. “This movie looks really interesting. I’m going to watch this movie with my dad because I know he grew up listening to them,” she said.

Students can read the book “The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Band,” and can watch the trailer on YouTube, or wait to see the Netflix movie when it is released on March. 22. Get your popcorn ready.

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