I love this video. I just found it a couple days ago. One-shot videos are always impressive and it’s about time someone thought to make one with naked French women, right?
What’s great about this video is it genuinely looks like they just walked through the streets for four minutes and got this. I’ve seen two “parodies” of the video, one shot somewhere they speak Spanish and one shot in Santa Monica (which I only know because I recognize the Third Street Promenade). The problem with both other videos is neither looks at all realistic. All the people in the Santa Monica shoot look like they were paid to be there and the one from the random Spanish-speaking location looks like a closed set full of paid actors.
In the Make the Girl Dance video, I am genuinely convinced that these are just three (2.5 if we’re being honest) hot women who threw of their clothes and walked down the street. It’s sexy, it’s dangerous, it’s fun. None of the others have that. It’s the little things that make a video.
The video also goes perfectly with the song. Whoever the song’s character is she seems like a demanding, overbearing narcissistic bitch, but you’re OK with it because she’s walking down the street naked holding a boombox. I suppose that’s what art is really all about.