It’s been obvious from the erotic images surfacing all week that Christina Aguilera planned to get a little kinky with “Not Myself Tonight”, the first video from her upcoming Bionic album. Now you can see for yourself: the elaborate Hype Williams-directed clip features the petite pop diva taking charge as a dominatrix and playing out fantasies with both a boy and a girl. Christina’s never been shy about expressing her sexuality, but the question this time is whether she can still keep her fans’ loyalty all locked up. Watch below:
Shot over three days earlier this month, the video is the latest example of how big “event” videos are back in fashion. And like that other recent video spectacle from that other blonde pop star, Christina’s video features an orgy of product placement. Watch for her Carrera brand sunglasses, her flashy cell phone, and bottles from her own fragrance line. That is, if you can keep your eyes off the kinky sex play.
She’s certainly proved that motherhood hasn’t diminished her appreciation for X-rated content.
So that’s what all the hype was about. After all the fuss about whether Christina was mimicking Lady Gaga or vice versa, we actually see more obvious parallels to Madonna’s “Express Yourself” (directed by David Fincher) and “Human Nature” (Jean-Baptiste Mondino), among other things. But bottom line, you tell us – does Christina have a hit on her hands?