Not only is Aerosmith’s Cryin’ an awesome rock n’ roll song, it’s also an amazing music video. I'll never forget the first time I saw it, and it had a pretty big influence on me as a pre-teen girl (this would be the cue for parents everywhere to shake their heads in disapproval and curse the effects of MTV on the youth of our great nation).
The video gives us a glimpse into the life of a character played by Alicia Silverstone. Most people remember Alicia for her role in the 90’s classic Clueless, but to me, she will forever be that uber-cool rocker chick from the Cryin’ video. You see, Alicia’s character is angry. She’s had her heart broken by her boyfriend, played by Stephen Dorff. She’s mad as hell and she has no problem showing it in the most satisfying ways. She was the coolest girl I had ever seen and I was in complete awe of her.
To sum it up, watching the Cryin’ video led me to promise myself that my future would include four critically important things: 1) flannel, 2) a navel piercing, 3) a tattoo and 4) bungee jumping off of an overpass above a busy highway and flipping my boyfriend the bird while doing it, all with a smile on my face. Just so you know – the first three have been achieved. I’m still working on the fourth. Happy watching!