Hardest part for Nikki Sixx in seeing ‘The Dirt’ was scenes of relationship with his now deceased mother
With the movie The Dirt finally released to the public via Netflix, Nikki Sixx spoke to Pollstar about what was the hardest part for him when viewing the film.
Sixx advised (as transcribed by Ultimate Classic Rock): “The hard part of the film for me, which I didn’t expect, was seeing my relationship with my mother, who passed away a few years ago without us being able to resolve our issues… The movie brought up a lot of pain around that. My grandparents, who aren’t shown in the movie, were always there for me. But there was always sort of a hole inside me because of abandonment, being abused by my stepfathers, an alcoholic mother, being shuffled from home to home, and we tried to focus on the ‘pretty drastic’ measures that I ended up taking to compensate. I realized later on in therapy that I’m just a product of that upbringing. But me and my mom could never meet in the middle. It’s not something I’m proud of. I’m still confused about it.”
Sleaze Roxx stated the following in its review of the movie The Dirt: “I don’t want to say too much about the storylines in The Dirt movie because I truly hope that everyone will take the time to see it. I will say that I really liked how the film gave me a much different impression of Mick Mars than I had had throughout the years. The Dirt movie shows Mars as someone who was instrumental in some key decisions for the group early on and that’s simply not how I have pictured his legacy over the years. I did read the band’s best selling autobiography The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band but that was over 15 years ago now so unlike other Crüe fans, I don’t remember a lot of details of that book. The movie’s portrayal of Ozzy Osbourne is absolutely hilarious and really illustrates how the Prince of Darkness was even crazier than all of the Mötley Crüe band members put together. There is one section in the movie where Tommy Lee takes you through a typical night for him on tour and you wonder just how these guys (including Nikki Sixx who went to a very dark place with his heroine use and abuse) ever survived all that abuse on their bodies.”