ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Britney turns toxic in new vid
Directed by: Joseph Kahn
Minus a Justin Timberlake look-alike, Britney Spears’ video for “Toxic” may
be the comeback to Justin’s “Cry Me A River” video. However,
without giving too much away, lets just say Britney’s revenge definitely
In the past she’s played the schoolgirl and the faux-lesbian, so in
order to fulfill new fantasies, this video opens with Britney, the airline
stewardess — mile high adventure included. Spears aims to please, so
she offers a glimpse of Brit the fiery redhead and Brit the jet-black-haired
vixen. Who knew she had so many sides?
If Britney doesn’t float your boat, the video also offers the studly
masseuse from Fountains of Wayne’s “Stacey’s Mom” video
and a cameo by Tyson Beckford. With four Britneys and two pretty male models,
one could almost say there is TOO much eye candy here... almost.
It’s easy to spot where Britney steals the ideas in her music, and the
video is no different. Watching “Toxic” will have you reminiscing
of J-Lo, Shania and Kylie videos of the past, but with the help of director
Joseph Kahn, special effects and poison are added to this array of influences
and served in a way only Britney could get away with.
The video’s quick cuts and fast action are ideal for those with attention
deficit disorder, but might leave some viewers confused with the plot. But
just like Britney’s real life, we’re probably not supposed to know
exactly what happens anyway.