"Come on, kiss the gun."
Unfortunately, there is more hitting, as Prince's dad hits his mom again. And then Apollonia tells him she’s joining Morris' girl band, and Prince hits her. And then Lisa & Wendy don’t show up for practice, and they might even hit each other, but if that happened, it was off camera. And then Minnesota Fats Albert tells him that the girls band is supposed to be good, and he doesn’t need four acts. Cue "When Doves Cry," Prince going back out to the lake, accompanied by a montage of old scenes in his mind, as he tries to calm down by mentally recalling the names of all 11,842 lakes.
When he comes home his dad is playing beautiful shit on the piano, his hands shaking. It’s a haunting moment. Prince speaks quietly, but his father basically talks in exhaled breath. For all their brokenness, they kind of share a moment. (According to this 1984 Rolling Stone profile by Kurt Loder, Prince's real father left a piano behind for his son.)
Back at the club for performance three, Prince is shirtless, has weirdly jacked arms, and is doing uncomfortable things on stage, especially once he sees Apollonia, plays "Darling Nikki," starts humping the floor, and then bails to the dressing room. Minnesota Fats Albert lays it down, “Nobody digs your music but yourself. Look around you, no one’s digging you. But, like father, like son. Your music makes sense to no one but yourself.”
What makes this particular scene more powerful, is knowing that this was an obvious early criticism of Prince, what with the hard to pin down "Minnesota sound" he developed and eventually made famous.
To make matters worse for Prince, he ends up going to the Apollonia 6 show at the Taste, where the girls are dressed in lingerie and sing a ridiculously sexualized song literally called "Sex Shooter." Sample lyric: I’m a sex shooter, shooting love in your direction. Come on kiss the gun, guaranteed for fun.
(What's even crazier is that, after this film, "Sex Shooter" became a hit single, climbing to #7 on the US Dance and R&B charts, and Apollonia 6 actually went on tour to promote it. Such is Prince's power that he could make the worst song from a joke group he created for a movie become big enough to support a tour.)
After the show, Prince knocks a drunk Morris into boxes in an alleyway (Morris: I just got this cleaned!) and implores that Apollonia get on his bike in a weirdly deep voice. Once under a railroad, he nearly hits her when she starts drinking, but doesn't! Then… he goes home and the entire house is trashed and his dad shoots himself in the head.
As Prince tries to deal with this, we reach the most fucked up part of the movie, as he has visions of himself dead hanging, and starts trashing the basement until he sees music that his father wrote. He passes out lying on the music. SYMBOLISM.