TV Movie | | 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.
By the filming of this movie, Dee Snider was the only one of the three musicians who testified before Congress that was still alive to play himself in the film. John Denver had died in a plane crash in 1997, and Frank Zappa died in 1993 of prostate cancer. Their parts were both played by actors, while Snider played his own part.
The PMRC proposal is an ill-conceived piece of nonsense created by bored housewives. A sinister kind of toilet-training program to housebreak all composers and performers because of the lyrics of a few. Ladies, how dare you? What if the next bunch ...
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.
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