In one of the 17 music video teasers Beyonce released on Dec. 13, she portrays a beauty pageant contestant obsessed with being thin. She takes diet pills and weighs herself — what do you think this says about society? Watch it right here.
Beyonce‘s songs are not only catchy and powerful, they actually mean something. In “Pretty Hurts,” Beyonce is obsessed with her appearance — smiling constantly, measuring her waist and comparing herself to other girls. Watch the video below.
Beyonce In ‘Pretty Hurts’ — Obsessed With Looking Great
In the video, Beyonce is first shown in a casting call environment. She is getting her waist measured by a man, played by Shaun Ross.
In the next scene, she is in her living room wearing a crown, a bathing suit and a sash that says “Miss 3rd Ward.”
“Perfection is a disease of a nation,” she sings in the song. The chorus repeats: “Pretty hurts” again and again. Then she continues,”Try to fix something/But you can’t fix what you can’t see/It’s the soul that needs the surgery.”
Beyonce is seen taking pills before lining up with other girls, where the “casting director” pokes her in the stomach and slaps her thighs.
Beyonce’s New Music Videos
Beyonce released 14 songs and 17 videos on Dec. 13. The videos range in content. In one, she is crying in a church at a funeral. In another, she is dancing seductively, like a stripper.
What do you think about Beyonce’s “Pretty Hurts” video, HollywoodLifers? Comment below.
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