Nikki Sixx has revealed in a new interview with Classic Rock that the upcoming film adaptation of MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s biography, “The Dirt – Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band”, does not attempt in any way to present a censored version of the band’s often raunchy past.
Sixx explained: “Netflix said, ‘Make the movie that reflects the book — and Jeff [Tremaine, director] is, like, ‘I’m into punk rock and heavy metal and I want to make this movie of that book.’ Everybody right out of the box was just, ‘Go for it!'”
The bassist added: “It was really important for us not to whitewash anything over. We know that there were scenes in N.W.A. biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’ that were deleted because they just didn’t want to be portrayed that way — and I don’t know if they sugar-coated anything in the QUEEN movie. With us, you’ve got four outrageous characters and it was important we didn’t pull any punches.”
“The Dirt” will premiere on Netflix on March 22. The soundtrack will arrive the same day and features a string of CRÜE classics, as well as three new songs and a cover of Madonna‘s “Like A Virgin”. The first of the new tunes, “The Dirt (Est. 1981)”, a collaboration with rapper Machine Gun Kelly, was released last week.
Machine Gun Kelly — whose real name is Colson Baker — plays MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee in the movie. “The Dirt” also stars Daniel Webber (“The Punisher”) as singer Vince Neil, Douglas Booth as Sixx and Iwan Rheon (“Game Of Thrones”) as guitarist Mick Mars.
“The Dirt” was picked up by Netflix after being previously developed at Focus Features and before that at Paramount.