People Are Calling Netflix's New Biopic The Next Bohemian Rhapsody
Many people were pleased with the Academy Award winning Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.
While some viewers found issues with the editing, the portrayal of the band's rise to fame and even how the film dealt with Freddie Mercury's gayness - it's hard to say it wasn't a good movie.
But it looks like there's a new musical biopic that has everyone talking.
The Netflix film The Dirt covers the glam metal band the Mötley Crüe and is based off the book titled The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band.
It looks at how Frank Carlton Feranna Jr, the co-founder and main songwriter for the band who changed his name to Nikki Sixx, and how he links up with Tommy Lee, Mick Mars and Vince Neil.
One of the scenes that's certainly getting a lot of people talking is when the band have a chat with Ozzy Osbourne, who explains that there's a limit to how much you can party.
Obviously telling that to a metal band in the 80s would be like telling a kid not to eat the sweets that are right in front of them because it would be unhealthy.
But the scene gets pretty wild when Ozzy snorts a line of ants and licks his own urine off the floor. Yeah - it's pretty ridiculous.
Viewers have taken to social media to say they reckon it's as good as, or dare they say it, better than Bohemian Rhapsody.
One bloke wrote: "#TheDirt was so fucking good it made Bohemian Rhapsody look like shit."
Another said: "I saw The Dirt twice on Netflix and thought it was great. I enjoyed it more so than Bohemian Rhapsody and I'm a Freddie Mercury fan. It's just a better made film, in my opinion."
The Dirt >>> Bohemian Rhapsody- Cons (@CaptainCons) March 25, 2019
and it's not close
The biopic has been in the works since 2006 but production stalled several times before Netflix picked it up.
Sixx explained to Reuters in 2008 his frustrations at the project not getting off the ground quicker: "We're trying to get them out of the way to make this movie that should have been made a long time ago. MTV has become bogged down in its own way.
"It's a channel that used to be hip and has now actually become unhip. We signed with them because we believed they were right, but they haven't come to the table. We need to find the right partner. They are not the right partner."
The Dirt is now available to stream on Netflix.
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