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.
Censorship is a dirty word.
Did You Know?
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. See more
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. See more
Mr. Snider, can you tell me why you felt it necessary to *attack* Senator Gore's wife?
I wasn't attacking Senator Gore's wife.
You were *just* attacking Senator Gore's wife by name.
I was attacking a member of the PMRC by the name of Tipper Gore, who *happens* to be married to a senator on this committee... funny how that worked out.
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. See more