If one historical written document stands as the embodiment of the “sex, drugs & rock n’ roll” credo it is without a doubt Mötley Crüe‘s The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band.
From Tommy Lee’s vivid descriptions of his ex-girlfriend’s habit of soaking the back of his tour van during orgasm to Nikki Sixx’s attempted one-upsmanship of fellow rocker Ozzy Osbourne (that ended in the Prince Of Darkness licking the bassist’s piss off the ground whilst dressed in a women’s sundress, FYI) the four-way autobio is a no-holds-barred account of some of the most fucked up shit ever enacted by four dudes in the same band.
And guess what? It’s coming to Netflix!
As The Hollywood Reporter reports (from Hollywood, we’re assuming), the perpetually delayed biopic based on rock’s dankest tome could be landing on the streaming service in the not-too-distant future.
Rich Wilkes (who penned the amazing 90’s rock n’ roll cult comedy Airheads) and Californication creator Tom Kapinos have apparently been tapped to write the script, with Jeff Tremaine — AKA the guy who brought us Jackass — directing.
It’s working title as of RN is simply Dirt, and — like the Neil Strauss co-authored source material — it will follow the story of the now defunct glam rock legends’ wild and debauched career, from deadly car crashes to multiple heroin overdoses, getting into fist-fights with drag queens, making moves on each others’ mums and everything in between.
Band-members Lee, Sixx, Vince Neil and Mick Mars are all co-producing the project, which has been kicking around for years at multiple film studios including Paramount and Focus.
Let’s hope the new deal with Netflix — which we have to thank for bringing such top-notch pieces of entertainment as Stranger Things and Orange Is The New Black into the world — will, uh, kickstart its heart.