The Dirt (2019)

dir. Jeff Tremaine. The movie based on the official autobiography of Mötley Crüe. I missed out on being a Mötley Crüe metal head by about five years. When I was at the right age, it was all Nirvana, TOOL and Spiderbait. I didn’t enjoy this movie. It’s fun watching Iwan Rheon (The bastard Ramsay Bolton in Game of Thrones) play a grumpy alcoholic lead guitarist. Every band member comes across as an insufferable prick. I took no joy in watching their rise to fame, and no pleasure at the inevitable collapse. The band freely admits, and demonstrates using women they same way they use drugs, which is hand waved away by “rock and roll lifestyle, whoo!” — Gross. For hard core Mötley Crüe fans, there must be a thrill in seeing the band trash hotel rooms, and hook up with fans, but it was not for me. 

By Nicholas Hudson-Ellis

Co-Founder & Film Programs Manager of Bangkok Screening Room.

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