Britney Spears’ New Video “I Wanna Go” Pays Homage to Half Baked
It’s Britney, bitch. And she’s tired of your f*cking questions.
At least that’s the message in her brand her video for the song “I Wanna Go” from her Femme Fatale album. The video begins with Britney at a press conference answering ridiculous questions from the media about her Brad Pitt love-children and whether or not she hates puppies.
Her reaction to these questions is to channel Guillermo Diaz of Half Baked fame and quote the film word for word as she tells off the nosy reporters – “F*ck you, f*ck you, f*ck you, you’re cool, f*ck you, I’m out.”
The video turns out to be a dream sequence co-starring Guillermo Diaz himself as her male companion. We all know by now the troubles Ms. Spears has had with the paparazzi in her career, so it should be no surprise that this is a major theme of the video.
Check it out below:
As far as the review for the new video, I’ll defer to someone with more Britney knowledge than myself, Megan Gibson of Time –
“I Wanna Go” continues the futuristic theme that “Hold It Against Me” and “Till The World Ends” relied heavily on. Though this time around the futuristic aspect is slightly more subtle (though much more bizarre) as it’s revealed that the paparazzi are actually cyborgs in disguise.
And while the product placement is not as in your face as it was in “Hold It Against Me”, we still get some up close shots of the Volkswagen emblem and… milk.
And of course, while it’s disappointing that there’s no dance sequence at all, at least we don’t have to cringe through the half-hearted steps that Britney’s subjected us to in her two previous videos. In fact, despite the lack of dancing, Britney seems pleasantly energetic and spunky in “I Wanna Go” which is a comforting change from her usual blank-eyed look.
Is Britney making a comeback? Who knows – nothing is really out of the realm of possibility when it comes to American culture and its spastic palette.