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Pete Townshend wrote this because he wanted to see a song about masturbation become a hit.
This tells the story of a father who gives his son dirty pictures, including one of a movie star from long ago. The son becomes particularly enamored with the photo of the movie star, and all goes well until he finds out she is dead.
This was banned by many radio stations for it's sexual content.
Songs About Movies
Iron Maiden, Adele, Toto, Eminem and Earth, Wind & Fire are just some of the artists with songs directly inspired by movies - and not always good ones.
The country sweetheart opines about the demands of touring and talks about writing songs with her famous father.