Your Body by Christina Aguilera
“Your Body”, which is sung by Christina Aguilera, has been promoted by a music video that has gone viral. It was shot in Los Angeles, and was directed by Melina Matsoukas. While no actual estimations of the video’s budget are available for public consumption, there has been the suggestion that it was of a fairly low budget.
The video starts out with Aguilera sitting at an old-fashioned computer playing a game. She is dressed in chunky jewelry, a denim jacket, accessories, a purple bra and leopard-print purple shirt, and lots of makeup. She then switches to an online psychic website and asks him what her week will be like, to which the psychic tells her it will be “killer”. She looks at the camera with a devious look, rubbing her hands together excitedly. This is where the music actually begins. In the next few shots, she is writhing on the bed, her hair now purple and curly.
She continues to pose in a sultry manner for the camera. There are also shots of her, blonde again, outside. The audience can now see that her “home” in the video is a trailer. Between the shots of her lip-synching to the song, there are shots of her mugging for the camera in her trailer, holding a box of cereal labeled “Bits ‘n’ Pieces”. Then she is watching cartoons while eating.
Next, she is hitch-hiking with some luggage by her side. A man picks her up in an old car and she is caressing him and kissing him, and then the car is parked. She then exits the car and blows it up. It explodes as she struts away. Next, it is nighttime and she enters a bar, this time with braids in her hair and wearing a short outfit. She plays pool with another man, then lures him into the men’s bathroom. It looks like the two will have sex, but she leaves him in there dead, and covered with paint (perhaps meant to symbolize blood). Her last victim is murdered in a hotel, and when she bashes him with her baseball bat, glitter explodes everywhere.