TV Movie | TV-14 | | Comedy, Drama, Music
The story of the 1985 Senatorial hearings to place "Warning: Parental Advisory" labels on music albums with "obscene" lyrics and themes - and the rockers who tried to fight it.
The Senate hearing room is actually the Houston City Council chambers, located on the second floor at the Houston City Hall building, 901 Bagby, in Houston, Texas. The council members names were digitally erased during filming at City Hall. A brief scene takes place in front of the Sam Houston statue at Hermann Park, which resembles part of Washington, D.C.
Mr. Snider, can you tell me why you felt it necessary to *attack* Senator Gore's wife?
Dee Snider: I wasn't attacking Senator Gore's wife.
Sen. Waters: You were *just* attacking Senator Gore's wife by name.
Dee Snider: I was attacking a member of the PMRC by the name of Tipper Gore, who *...
Tipper Gore says she was dancing with her kids to Prince's "Let's Go Crazy", and comments on the lyrics of the next song, "Darling Nikki". Both songs appear on the soundtrack to Purple Rain (1984), but the songs are tracks 1 and 5; they are not consecutive.
During the final credits, the movie cuts back and forth between the video for the Twisted Sister song "We're Not Gonna Take It" and shots of the movie's cast and crew dancing and singing along with the song.