5 Nice Things About The New Britney Spears Video Clip
Now, as some of you may be aware – Britney Spears dropped the video to her new single last week (and by dropped, I mean dropped as in ‘released’ not dropped as in like ‘what she most likely does to her children several times a day when she’s trying to carry them and smoke a cigarette at the same time. Ooooh, bad mother joke – ZING!) Now, since I care about her career as much as she appears to these days, I’ve only got around to (a) watching and (b) mocking this today.
Unfortunately since, unlike her own children, I actually had a really good Mom growing up (wow – I could roll with this all day!), I was kind taught the whole “if you don’t have anything nice to say yada yada yada..” thing so, without further ado, here are five nice things about the new Britney Spears video clip :-
01 – The clip begins with people coming in a manhole.
In a nice piece of fanbase awareness, Team Britney realized that there are few things her predominately gay male fanbase like more than a good manhole. Especially a lot of shots of people repeatedly coming in and out of one. Basically, the whole video functions as one big PG-13 gay porn metephor, which is AWESOME.
02 – The song is called ‘Till The World Ends’ and the video is set during an apocolypse.
Do you see what they did there? DO YOU? DO YOU SEE? They’re quite literally ‘dancing till the world ends..’ Deep inside a giant manhole. Teeheehee. Manhole.
03 – There’s a really nice epileptic-style dance breakdown at the 0:53 mark.
It’s nice to see that Britney has moved beyond the standard issue product placement for this clip and moved into some serious disability awareness raising. Or maybe they were just watching old Pokemon episodes in between takes.. The dancing itself isn’t bad. It probably falls somewhere between Gimme More and Womanizer. Which basically means it’s on par with Piece Of Me where they constructed some great fast paced dance routines by filming Britney standing around aimlessly for five hours and then randomly splicing frames together at a rapid-fire pace to create the illusion of synchronized movements.
04 – There are some really cool visual nods to previous Britney videos.
The giant backlit water bottle backdrop and general group dancing is all very “I’m A Slave 4 U” and the bright red bejeweled one piece she whips out towards the end is most likely a visual nod to the skintight red cameltoe catsuit she wore for “Oops I Did It Again”. Well, either that or it’s just what they imagine Sluts ‘R’ Us will be selling two years in the future..
05 – She looks more engaged than she did in the Hold It Against Me video clip.
Although, to be fair, a plank of wood would look more engaged than she did in Hold It Against Me, but let’s take what we can get. At last count, there were two genuine looking smiles, and at least four seperate moments when she doesn’t look like someone is holding a gun to her head just off camera and there’s a 93% chance she’s legitimately awake for most it. It could also just be a side effect of the fact they didn’t spend the whole video budget this time on CGI airbrushing five years of non-stop Burger King patronage off her chins.
Anyways, here you have it :-