Not as funny post-Columbine world, but in the '80s the 'Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun'
Today we are here to talk about MTV and Julie Brown. No, not Downtown Julie Brown, but Rhino artist Julie Brown and her forgotten novelty hit The Homecoming Queen's Got A Gun.
Julie Brown made a splash on the Dr. Demento show when everyone discovered the "B" side to her first single I Like ‘Em Big and Stupid was much funnier that the "A" side. The video, produced by Brown and her husband Terrence McNally, is a fun send up of high school dramas and hit all the right spots in 1984. Today, Brown plays the song less often since 2000 and the Columbine school shootings. However, comedy must go on and if you live in the LA area, you can buy tickets to Homecoming Queen's Got A Gun - The Musical.
In 1984, it appeared as if Brown would conquer the world as another song off her debut EP entitled Earth Girls Are Easy was slated to be developed into a motion picture with Brown starring as the lead. Script problems and other difficulties delayed the film five years and by that time Brown was no longer a hot commodity as was regulated to a supporting role in Earth Girls Are Easy. The lead was given to Geena Davis and the movie tanked.
Brown still salvaged a respectable career with short-lived shows on MTV and Fox and in movies, even if it was co-writing and starring in the Disney and Jonas Brothers vehicle Camp Rock.