Before there was Film Twitter, there was this song by King Missile.
Are the song and the music video celebrating Scorsese or are they parodying his out-of-control fans? It’s probably doing both. This video was made in 1993, back when Scorsese was still best-known as a director of violent, profane gangster films. While Scorsese is still known for those films, he has also directed movies like Kundun, The Aviator, Hugo, and Silence. Of course, all of those movies came out after this song. Instead, this video ends with a flash of The Age of Innocence, a hint that Scorsese was interested in more than just being defined as a director of kinetic mafia movies.
If this song was written today, its subject would probably be Tarantino instead of Scorsese. Even though lead singer John S. Hall is supposed to be dressed up like a Scorsese gangster, he actually looks more like someone paying homage to the reservoir dogs.
When watching this video, be sure to keep an eye on the band in the background.
If I was Martin Scorsese, I probably would have gotten a restraining order after this song came out.