Cry-Baby Inspired Shoot

One of my guilty pleasures are cheesy 80s and 90s movies, so I have the Cry- Baby movie nearly memorized by now.  I thought it would be kind of fun to live in that world for a bit for a shoot, especially with Luke having a young Johnny Depp vibe (another guilty pleasure *laugh*).  I definitely took creative license with some of it, but used certain scenes for inspiration.  Although I’ll explain the scene that inspired the pictures, I’ll try to leave out enough for those that haven’t watched it and want to after reading about it.

 

If you’ve seen the movie, you know that it starts out at a high school in 1950s Baltimore, and the main background of the story is the usual forbidden love, the Drapes versus the Squares; the juvenile deliquents vs. the “good” kids (similar theme as Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story, The Outsiders, etc.).  The main characters are Allison and Wade “Cry-Baby” Walker; the square and the drape, who notice each other while getting mandatory vaccinations at school.  He often has a single tear falling from his left eye, hence the nickname.  Allison is intrigued by the bad boy that is so different from her unofficial boyfriend and Cry-Baby is definitely interested in the personality behind her square upbringing.  After school that day they end up running into one another outside while Allison is waiting for a ride.

 

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“You’re a pretty little square.  Do you want to hang out with us Drapes tonight?”

 

Later in the movie Cry-Baby shows up at her grandmother’s house (where she lives) on his new motorcycle to see if she’d like to go to a hangout to hear him sing.

 

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Allison to Grandma: “Please?  I’ve been a good girl!  Just one night of happiness is all I ask.”

 

So off they go and of course she ends up singing with “King Cry Baby” after his friends give her a makeover, making her into what his sister calls “a scrape – part square, part drape”.

 

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King Cry-Baby and his Queen

An excerpt of song lyrics from “King Cry-Baby”, Songwriters: David Albert Alvin / Doc Pomus, King Cry-Baby lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

“You’ll be my queen and I’ll be your king
Yeah but if you leave my hive, you’re gonna feel my sting
‘Cause you’re my queen
(chorus: Queen cry-baby)
(Allison) You’re the king
(chorus: King cry-baby)
King and queen
(chorus: Cry-cry baby)
And they’re teens among a big group of teens, so of course there’s making out in the grass and talking.  I went with some different poses for this, so it’s not just the expected or anything that might be PG.  *grin*
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Just a little talking and stargazing

 

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And the G version of makeout hill *laugh*

 

Of course there is a misunderstanding, manipulation, and a bunch of teen angst with tears from them both.  I ran across a themed prop at an event a while back that I couldn’t resist and it ended up being perfect for this.  (For once it worked out well that I’m an inventory hoarder. *grin*)

 

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Drinking tears.  A disgusting and amusing play on the usual teen tear-fest.

 

Later in the movie Cry-Baby gets sent to a juvenile detention center and Allison gets him released with some sexy singing and dancing after Allison becomes all vamp hottie in a low neckline dress, because, you know, that’s what gets a boy released.  *laugh*  That whole scene is a favorite and there was no way I’d capture the over-the-top silliness and sexiness of the beginning of the song and their singing phone call, so I just did a “smoldering” animation of the call.

 

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“Please Mr. Jailer, won’t you let my man go free?
Please Mr. Jailer, won’t you let me man go free?
He don’t belong in prison, though he’s guilty as can be,
But the only crime he’s guilty of is simply loving me.
Please Mr. Jailer, won’t you let my man go free?”
(Songwriter: Wynona Carr; Please, Mr. Jailer lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC)

 

There’s a fun bit after his release, to close the movie out, which I don’t want to ruin, but the last moment is a shot of them together crying happy tears, so of course I had to do that.  Unfortunately the LeLutka tears on Bre didn’t show very well this time and the LeLutka Guy head doesn’t have a tear option, so I used a tattoo, but didn’t figure out until after everything how to tint the tattooed tear drop.  So be creative and imagine adorable glycerin-thick streaks of tears.  *laugh*

 

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I had a lot of fun changing things up (never done blonde before!)  It was also quite a challenge to capture the silly vibe.

 

 

Here are the credits, both taken at Backdrop City:

Motorcycle and car scenes: Luke: GAS [Men’s Shoes Anton – 8 Colors w/HUD FATPACK], RIOT / Ace Leather Jacket – Black and Billy Bootcut Jeans – Blue56, Action Inkubator Hair Johnny / 1.0, Male Love Sunglasses (Basic Inventory)

Bre in car, motorcycle, and crying shots: REIGN.- Oxfords- FatPack and Ruffled Lace Socks, Dress (store is out of business), TRUTH Lady – Brunette

Car scene: {NANTRA} Bonnie & Clyde 1934 Sedan; Luke: WRONG – Cry-Baby gacha. 3, Bre: Tuty’s Enchanting Beauty AO stands

Motorcycle: Puppet Master Props & Poses (MP) – Easy Rider (built in pose),

Bre: Tuty’s Enchanting Beauty AO stands

 

Singing:

Bre: :: PM :: (closing) Vanesa Leather Pants -Darks-; [ west end ] Apparel – Rebecca – (Maitreya Exclusive Applier), Truth Taja, .:KC:. SAVONA Shoes, Makeup: Alaskametro

Luke as Wade “King Cry-Baby” Walker singing and laying: L&B Gage 3PC Tuxedo Premium Edition, Guitar: Fashiowl Poses – Million Reasons

Bre laying down: :: PM (closing) :: Shelby Dress -7 colors in 1- (black and white)

Posing: [HD] multi bento pose HUD beta (both avatars), The Faery Ring by Studio-Skye (MP, built in poses)

Drinking tears prop with display pose: Vibing (at former event; built in pose — Crybaby Carton; also used: LeLutka Axis HUD, [HD] multi bento pose HUD beta

 

Please, Mr. Jailer and Ending, both taken at Backdrop City:

Bre: Junbug: La Jolie (Ruby), Makeup: Alaskametro, Truth Hair: Taja

Luke: Luke: GAS: Men’s Shoes Anton – 8 Colors w/HUD FATPACK and GAS Men’s Shirt & Tank Marcus – 10 Colors w/HUD FATPACK, RIOT: Billy Bootcut Jeans – Blue56, [Snow Couture]: Teardrops (MP)

Poses: . MILA . POSES // Always Beside You*, [InDiGo] Couple Pose – Hold on to me – [bento]*, /anxiety/ : Lovesick in Pink (Bre calling pose), Valor Poses-Contemplation Pose Pack (Luke calling pose), Prop: Slum Phone Receiver (Free on MP); *available in pose mall at Backdrop City.