‘It feels like everyone involved with this project wants to have its cake and stick its cock in it, too.’ ~ ‘THE DIRT’ (film) REVIEW
Having read The Dirt, I would agree with Rolling Stone’s assessment that the film adaptation doesn’t do the book justice. The book was an outstanding rock memoir, legendary for all the right (wrong) reasons, so yes, the bar was set high, but the film could have done way better.
For a Crüesome A/V experience, and the trüe story, you’re better off watching VH1’s Behind The Music: Mötley Crüe. https://amzn.to/2Ouo64E
PS – Behind The Music: Mötley Crüe was the first documentary I watched in 2012 as part of the script development process for Behind The Mirror Movie. The second documentary was Behind The Music: Megadeth, then came Oliver Stone’s biopic The Doors, then the documentary The Doors: When You’re Strange, then the outrageous Gonzo: The Life And Work Of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, all of which set the tone for the BTM script that followed (although the premise changed many times after that). The aim was to capture the nature of booze and drug disorientation and its effect on long-term relationships, and since drug-taking was illegal, these films were as close as you could get 😉. Granted, in today’s world it may be offensive to write about drug use and junkies and all kinds of delinquents without having taken drugs or been a delinquent oneself (right?), which kinda fucks up more than what today’s moral fads are trying to fix, but we’ll get to that point another time.