Cyndi Lauper

Season 1 Ep 1819/8/2002

As the MTV darling of the '80s, Cyndi Lauper became an international super-star. Behind the Music traces Cyndi Lauper's life, career, and forever evolving identity. After a tumultuous and lonely childhood in Brooklyn, NY, Cyndi became a teenager searching for her identity, and an insecure girl struggling for acceptance.Years later, she would be accepted by the world! Cyndi went on to become the poster girl of '80s pop culture. Her unusual fashion sense and wacky hairstyles sparked a fashion revolution. Her songs, "Girls Just Want To Have Fun," "Time After Time," "She Bop," and "True Colors" dominated the airwaves. She even made her mark in the world of wrestling - along with the likes of Hulk Hogan, Mr. T and Captain Lou Albano.The pressure of maintaining the same level of success helped lead to the break-up of her long-time relationship with manager and boyfriend, David Wolff. Throughout the '90s, Cyndi sacrificed major commercial success in order to pursue her strong artistic convictions. While her subsequent albums were received well by critics, they were commercial disappointments.Today, Cyndi is a wife and mother of a 5-year-old son. She is back on top of her game with a new EP release, Shine, and opening for Cher on a sold-out national tour.This episode features original interviews with Cyndi, Cher, Little Richard, Cyndi's mother, sister, husband, and former boyfriend/manager, David Wolff.