To my surprise I ended up watching a Spice Girls video on YouTube today. It’s quite amazing to look back 17 odd years and see an old video again as if for the first time. So some random thoughts.
(1) Holy crap. Height and weight proportional women. Five of them. In one place. I’m serious. LOOK. There’s FIVE of them.
(2) One rolling camera shot. Awesome. I can’t remember the last time I saw that. Compared to the endless fancy cutting, and effects this is all so remarkably simple.
(3) LOL Posh Spice doesn’t get a single line.
(4) Simply having red hair creates a personality. I’ve always been a blond lover, but one of my daughters dropped brunette for red and it’s definitely a “I’m a personality” statement. I’m almost kinda sorta wondering what Jennifer would look like as a redhead, but she’s been doing the blond thing religiously to please me… so I don’t want to upset that lol.
(5) Casual back handspring. I don’t know anyone that can do that. That’s awesome.
(6) The camisole top with the nipples is Athol approved.
(7) “Really really wanna zigazig ah.” Okay so they said that for 1996 radio airplay… seems like a request for orgasm though.
(8) “Slam your body down and wind it all around” translation…. fuck me hard and find the clitoris.
(9) “If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends” translation… if my friends think you’re unattractive, I do too.
(10) The entire song is a Fitness Test It’s basically stating “If you want to be with me, I’m going to set the frame and you need to comply to it.” But it just so gosh darn adorably peppy you almost want to fold up and say “okay”.
But what it really really is…
…it’s about as good a Girl Game instructional video as you’ll ever see.