SEX SELLS: Video director Marty Callner caused controversy earlier this year when his video for Heart's power ballad, "Alone," focused on Nancy Wilson's cleavage. He has also made a string of provocative clips for Whitesnake that feature sexy Tawny Kitaen, girlfriend of the group's David Coverdale.
But Callner has outdone himself with his newest clip for MSG's rocker, "Gimme Your Love." Callner auditioned 500 young women--aged 17 to 25--before narrowing it down to 12. He then taught them how to operate video equipment and shot them making a video of the band.
"No question about it, I like girls," said Callner. "I was going to do just the cameraman as a girl, but I couldn't find any girl--or any woman I should say . . . no, these are girls --that I thought could carry a whole video like Tawny Kitaen does for Whitesnake. So I decided to make the whole crew girls."
Callner noted that his videos are usually about sex and power. "That's what I think rock 'n' roll is about," he said. "That's what kids relate to. Hopefully we're not gratuitous about it. I'm not really the Russ Meyer of rock videos. I don't want you to think that it's sex for sex's sake--although it is and it isn't, if you know what I mean. It's not a lot of skin: It's all attitude."