Warning: Parental Advisory
If this film is anything to go by, the mid-'80s movement to have "parental advisory" labels on music videos and albums was fueled by a bunch of humorless congressional wives.
Hemingway (Fourplay) is cast as a sincere but misguided Tipper Gore, who in 1985 declares all-out war upon "dirty" rock lyrics. Her main opponent is Charlie (Priestly, Beverly Hills 90210), a cynical lobbyist for the music industry, whose own motives are far less altruistic than Tipper's. Charlie's rock-music allies are a truly eclectic and eccentric bunch, including country & western balladeer, John Denver (Tim Guinee, Blade), the legendary Frank Zappa (Griffin Dunne, 40 Days And 40 Nights), and Twisted Sister's Dee Snider (hilariously playing himself).
No one is spared the satiric thrust of Jay Martel's script, least of all Tipper's politically ambitious husband Al Gore - played to perfection by Jim Beatty (Mars Attacks!).
Jason Priestly, Mariel Hemingway, Dee Snider