- Alternate Character Interpretation: Were Motley Crue as a whole just a bunch of "boys will be boys" hedonists or were they a bunch of misogynist assholes who were criminally irresponsible as well as gross in their behavior? The movie offers evidence for both while getting accusations of downplaying the latter interpretation.
- Do Not Do This Cool Thing: A major criticism of this film in that the band gets people killed, suffer crippling addiction, and engages in domestic abuse on-camera. It also shows immense amount of Fanservice, sex, and partying that looks amazing for the vast majortiy of the film. The band also ends on a happy note, reaffirming their statuses as True Companions.
- Unintentionally Sympathetic: The Netflix documentary is based on a controversial book that included many more disgusting elements from the band's history that were Adapted Out. Despite this, many reviewers comment on how gross and despicable their behavior is (particularly toward women). While the movie comments on the band's drug use, it seems to revel in their womanizing, cheating, and dismissal attitude in general to the female gender.
- Values Dissonance: As with the original biography (written by the same man who wrote The Game), the documentary has been criticized as sticking too much to the 80s idea that the band's treatment of women was to admired rather than repulsed by during the #Me Too! era.
YMMV / The Dirt