Drugs. Sex. Rock 'n' Roll. Big hairdos. They're the hallmarks of 80s/90s glam metal, which is finally experiencing its nostalgia moment thanks to the new Motley Crue biopic The Dirt on Netflix. Everyone knows the stories of sleazy rock star debauchery on the Sunset Strip, but what about the female perspective on those wild days? Joining us on this edition of Parallax Views is Bobbie Jean Brown, author of Dirty Rocker Boys: Love and Lust on the Sunset Strip and a starring figure in Fuse's reality TV hit Ex-Wives of Rock, to discuss the her life on the Sunset Strip from activating a millions of teenaged libidos in Warrant's "Cherry Pie" music video to marrying Warrant's Jani Lane and dating Motley Crue's Tommy Lee.
Bobbie Brown as "The Cherry Pie Girl" in Warrant's "Cherry Pie" music video
The conversation begins with Bobbie and I discussing the Alice in Wonderland-esque "down the rabbit hole" nature of Bobbie going from a quite life in Louisiana to becoming the hottest girl on L.A.'s Sunset Strip. From there we get Bobbie's take on modeling and her long winning streak on Starsearch before delving into how she became the it girl of glam metal in Warrant's "Cherry Pie" music video. We discuss what life was like in Hollywood in the 90s and her experiences dating rock star's like Warrant's Jani Lani and Motley Crue, the later of whom controversially broke things off with Bobbie to marry Baywatch's Pamela Anderson. Additionally, we discuss some of Bobbie's experiences working on Married... With Children,her former interest in the occult, thoughts on the #MeToo movement, the Netflix's Motley Crue biopic The Dirt, online dating, and her recent work in the realm of stand-up comedy!
Bobbie Brown and Warrant's Jani Lane
Bobbie Brown and Motley Crue's Tommy Lee
Bobbie Brown still rockin' today!
Check out Bobbie's new book Cherry on Top! Coming out in July!
And be sure to read Dirty Rocker Boys