Reality is essentially determined by the perspective of the events that happen around us.
It is our own view which “reveals” and/or conceals the very truth behind the events.
The hardest part of our self-seeking is to be able to look with the eyes of others.
Most of those we admire, even if we refuse to accept their weaknesses.
Even rock stars themselves need to take their mask and reveal their human nature.
It is good not to just see the commercial side of a biography, but the human one.
This is the perspective with which I would like to take a look at the history of Mötley Crüe.
A band that ‘served’ like none else of the triptych “Sex, Drugs & Rock ‘N’ Roll“.
“The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band”
The directing of the biography of the Glam kings by Jeff Tremaine is not recommended for an Oscar.
But he manages to keep the viewer in front of the screen, something that even Oscar directors do not always do.
Fidelity in the book is the goal and probably does it well.
The biography‘s asset (one of many) … : the human approach through the eyes of its protagonists.
The beginning of the film shows us the bad taste of the 80s, demolishing it at the same time.
A humorous look that gains the viewer’s attention.
Playing intelligently over time, the director takes us a few years back.
To a kid, whose only way out was music.
Frank Carlton Feranna Jr., who would later become the inspirer of the legendary band.
Of course, we are talking about Nikki Sixx, who, at the same time, breaks the “pink” atmosphere that prevailed in the early ’80s.
The acquaintance with Tommy Lee comes through the contrast of a warm and healthy family environment.
But this contrast pulled the two musicians to start the band.
The rest of the members simply attached themselves to the others.
This is how an odyssey begins, which has been experienced by almost all bands.
It takes a lot of “shit” to blossom a flower.
This strange quartet, which knew how to provoke, was what they wanted in their birthplace, the city of angels.
Though, as impressive are the castles, they still are built of humble stones and their foundations are very dirty.
This film manages to show us that exactly, although the speed of their rise would be envied by many bands.
Distinctive humor, with pretty comic elements, cleverly penetrates into the plot.
Life itself and, by extension, nature has humor and uses it sparingly.
Just to laugh at human doctrines, just as Mötley Crüe did.
They can easily be considered as shallow, and that’s what the film looks like as a point.
In fact, the drowned person always wants to come to the surface and all three of them have been drowned by indifferent self-discipline.
However, they were not considered rebels, they simply wanted to be saved and found what was missing.
Glory wants full devotion, though!
Every aspiring rock star knows how to sell his soul to the rock’n’roll god.
The peak moment is their encounter with the greatest Ozzy.
Who showed and is the real king of madness and the emperor of paranoia.
A scene where Ozzy sucks the ants with a straw is known to both of the fans.
But surely everyone was waiting to see it on the screen too!
The Who‘s tradition of destroying hotels was honored by the lead band.
As the well-known film says, “beautiful villages are beautifully burned”, this also happens with the big stars.
Cinematic cynicism and raw truth.
Comic elements begin to disappear as beautiful women and drugs parade in a cinematic show.
It seems to be a lot of dirt, behind the lamé.
The god of rock’n’roll itself, as a devil of Faust, is coming to collect his first dose.
Death makes its first appearance, accompanying the drummer of Hanoi Rocks, Razzle to the other world.
Under the responsibility of Vince Neil, who caused a car accident.
The very shimmer is dazzling and dense darkness always follows.
In the same darkness, their official “beloved” has dragged many rock stars.
While the death flirting with the band members, they understand … that they got to the bottom.
The bottom always reminds me that it is the best time for a restart.
It’s the moment the band gets their best album, being detoxified now.
But then, the rock’n’roll god is making its appearance to collect its final debt.
Which, again, is rewarded by the singer, while already being persecuted-left the band.
The tragedy of Vince Neil gives the director the opportunity to give us the most powerful moment of the film.
Again with dramatic contrast, he shows a wall painting of Pearl Jam’s Ten, as a Grunge representative.
Who made a new deal with the phony god of rock’n’roll, starting a cycle of glory.
But he will be filled with many deaths yet.
At the same time, that glam metal is showing its last steps.
The last dramatic scene is the reunion of its members and the admission of Nikki …
That his real and unique family was the band.
Douglas Booth as Nikki Sixx, Iwan Rheon as Mick Mars, are very good at their roles.
Colson Baker in Tommy Lee‘s role reaches the limits of perfection.
On the other hand, Daniel Webber is hard to identify with Vince Neil, though he is not bad.
The film leaves the best impression while showing the fading of a musical scene based on glamor.
A false glow.
He masquerades their humanity, without being tired of the dramatic moments.
It shows the realities of the time when Glam Rock was great!
Under no circumstances demotes Mötley Crüe, instead places us in their world!