TV Movie | | Drama, Comedy, 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 ... ...
Mr. Snider, what is the name of your fan club?
Dee Snider: The SMF Friends of Twisted Sister.
Al Gore: And uh, what does SMF stand for, uh when it's spelled out?
Dee Snider: The Sick Mother Fucking Friends of Twisted Sister.
Al Gore: Is this also a Christian group?
Dee Snider: I don't believe that ...
The end credits state none of Frank Zappa's albums received a Parental Advisory sticker, when in fact "Jazz From Hell" (ironically a purely instrumental album) was tagged with a Parental Advisory warning by the distributor.
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.