Pink - Stupid Girls (2006)
I kind of like "Stupid Girls," and it kind of annoys me. It's not that the video doesn't successfully hit its (very obvious, very easy-to-attack) intended target - the brainless-anorexia image sold the world over by TRL divas, supermodels and other vagina-possessing whores of the media. It's more that Pink, during her seven-year tenure on MTV, has been guilty of every crime she's accusing her pop rivals of.
I've got Pink's midriff and cleavage burned just as deep in my brain as Britney's or Christina's or Mary Kate's or Ashley's. During the scene where Pink's sitting at the bowling alley with her black beret and turtleneck on, looking demure and intellectual, and her boyfriend ends up staring at the big-tittied bubblehead who's rolling the ball on the next lane over, I'm thinking to myself, Bitch, I remember you in the "Lady Marmalade" video. Don't act like you don't play ball with our shallow, shallow culture.
That's my main objection, you understand. Still, director David Meyers, who has helmed his share of softcore MTV shit, treats us to a mostly fun four minutes of Pink going off on body-image insecurity. We see her alternately acting like the self-assured, dignified lady president; desperately vying for the attention of men obsessed with stacked, skinny women; puking in the bathroom sink ("I totally had more than 300 calories today!"); doing the hip-hop ho thing; preparing to undergo cosmetic surgery; and, in the video's best sequence, parodying the "Boots Are Made For Walkin'" Jessica Simpson car-wash striptease.
The pot is accusing the kettle of having an eating disorder and selling out, which rings a little false, but "Stupid Girls" is definitely worth a watch. And, ironically enough, for a video that vilifies MTV's shallowness, this Pink clip is really quite spankworthy.