A cream pie is a type of pie made of cream, and can be made with vanilla, peach, lime, banana, coconut, chocolate, or other flavors.
Cream pies are also often associated with clowns, who use them as a gimmick in routines. Its comedic use is identical with the custard pie in Britain. When used for show business purposes, cream pies are generally mock-up pies made from shaving cream, which resembles whipped cream on film. These have the advantage of washing off easily and not attracting flies, and are unlikely to melt under hot studio lighting.
Some political activists have recently adopted the cream pie as a weapon of protest, to be thrown into the face of one's unsuspecting opponent. Pieing is generally done in a very conspicuous, public manner, so that the opponent is seen (and perhaps filmed or photographed) looking ridiculous. This kind of protest is most common among college students, and although many regard the practice as silly and self-defeating, it has nevertheless caused much controversy. One team of such protesters, known as Al Pieda, operate primarily against right-wing public figures in the United States.
Creampie, or internal *** shot, is a colloquial term, in sexology and pornography, to describe when a man ejaculates inside his partner's vagina or anus. In contrast, creampies in pornography occur in only a small proportion of films compared to the common facial.