Director of Warrant's racy 'Cherry Pie' video reacts to its 'sexism' 30 years after release

It is been 30 years since Warrant’s ultra-provocative song video for “Cherry Pie” was once launched, and director Jeff Stein is talking out in regards to the public’s jaw-dropping response to its racy visuals.

The 1990 video infamously featured Bobbie Brown, who become an in a single day intercourse image when the video went into heavy rotation on MTV.  She ended up marrying and divorcing Jani Lane, the hair steel band’s lead singer. He died in 2011.

In spite of the video receiving backlash and in the end being banned on a Canadian cable channel, Stein mirrored on its prominence within the ’90s technology, calling the unforgettable video a “parody” in an interview with Yahoo.


Jani Lane and Bobbie Brown attend BMI Awards Gala on May 21, 1991, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

Jani Lane and Bobbie Brown attend BMI Awards Gala on Would possibly 21, 1991, on the Beverly Wilshire Resort in Beverly Hills, California.
(Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Assortment by way of Getty Photographs)

“It was once a parody. So I suppose if other people do not get that it is a parody, I don’t know, is that on me or on them?” Stein advised the opening. “I imply, it is so over-the-top, how may somebody assume it was once anything else however a spoof of different hair-metal movies, ? If other people assume it was once sexist, it was once most effective sexist as a parody of sexism.”

The director went on to name himself “the least sexist/misogynistic individual.”

“I do know who I’m, so I stand through that. … We have been recognized for being very respectful to girls,” he stated, including that he’d fireplace other people “at the spot that I believed have been crossing a line.”

The director defended his management, noting that he “by no means” sought after a lady to really feel uneasy on set.


He additionally mentioned his casting Brown for the gig, admitting that he at the beginning sought after “Melrose Position” megastar Josie Bissett to play the position. In the long run, it was once Lane who handed on Bissett.

There was a time Bobbie Brown once regretted her role in Warrant's 'Cherry Pie' music video. In an interview with Fox News earlier this year, she said she now embraces it.

There was once a time Bobbie Brown as soon as regretted her position in Warrant’s ‘Cherry Pie’ song video. In an interview with Fox Information previous this yr, she stated she now embraces it.

“I don’t know, perhaps she gave the impression a bit extra blameless or one thing. Possibly he sought after that ‘video vixen’ kind. And there was once Bobbie, and he clearly went for Bobbie — and ended up marrying her,” Stein stated.

To nowadays, Stein stated he is assured he discovered “the best actress” for the gig. He known as Brown “best” for the position.


Within the video, Brown can also be noticed in racy scenes being sprayed with a fireplace hose, sitting with a work of exact cherry pie on her lap, amongst different hypersexualized visuals.

“Bobbie was once a truly excellent recreation. We had lot of pies on set. We monopolized the cherry pies within the better Los Angeles house — I feel they have been from DuPar’s, perhaps Area of Pies. We have been beautiful excellent. None landed the wrong way up or anything else. In artwork, our intention is right,” Stein stated.

In an interview with Fox Information previous this yr, Brown stated she used to check out to flee the “Cherry Pie” lady personality.

“There was once a time after I would cross, ‘Oh God, now not that once more.’ I had performed such a lot of different issues past simply being in a song video, and but I used to be simply the ‘Cherry Pie’ lady. It was once bulls–t, I believed. However the older I were given, the extra I embraced it,” the megastar stated.

She added: “The truth is that that is how most of the people know me. That is why most of the people are focused on me. And albeit, that is most probably why we’re speaking at the moment. It’s gotta be one thing I wish to include. And it was once by no means a damaging enjoy in my lifestyles, so there’s no wish to have damaging emotions in opposition to it. I don’t wish to make it a damaging enjoy. I’ve embraced it. I’m utterly OK with it these days.”

After its liberate, the video was once banned from Canadian channel MuchMusic, which deemed it “sexist,” in line with Yahoo. In spite of the debate, Stein stated he nonetheless displays on it hopefully.


“It could by no means even pop out these days; I might be tarred and feathered and run out on a rail in the event that they ever confirmed it!” Stein advised the opening.

He added: “’Cherry Pie’ was once a kind of movies that were given ‘perfect of’ and ‘worst of.’ I feel we were given Worst Video of the Yr in Rolling Stone’s critics’ ballot. So I feel when you’ll do this, you’ve clearly struck a nerve. To me, one thing like that could be a victory.”

Fox Information’ Stephanie Nolasco contributed to this record.

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