Leaked pictures from the set of Rihanna’s “We Found Love” video last month made it seem like some the-wheat-fields-are-alive Sound of Music romp, but there is a distinct lack of raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens in the final product. Instead, it’s a Trainspotting-meets-Drugstore-Cowboy portrait of wasted youth and finding love in an apparently very pharmaceutical place.
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Rihanna, never one to shy away from the outer edges of Youtube’s restricted 18-and-over button, takes bad romance to a much darker, grittier place than Britney Spears’ “Criminal” clip, released yesterday; in fact, it kind of makes Britney’s cartoon capers look Carmen Sandiego’s.
But does it paint a too-glamorous portrait of crazy, stupid love for her young fans? Or is it RiRi’s prerogative to push the boundaries of dilated pupils, couch sex, and how many cigarettes two people can conceivably smoke simultaneously? (Apparently, the answer is nine). Let us know in the comments below.
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