somehillbilly
It turned out that one of the girls we signed to dance was underage. We’d done low-angle shots of them dancing on phone booths, which look great, and she was incredible. She was wearing a mini-skirt, and she’s like, ‘You can’t see my panties, can you?’ And I’m like, ‘No.’ But actually, I could. Little polka-dot panties. Her mother threatened to sue, so we edited part of her out. [Rick] Rubin was like, ‘Can you cut her completely out?’ I said, ‘No, she’s too good.’

Ric Menello, dir., “Going Back to Cali” music video

(as quoted in I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution, 2011)

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