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Friday, November 5, 2010

video voyeur...bag lady

you may recall our new segment where once a week we celebrate music videos that are visually and musically stimulating.  erykah badu's "bag lady" is the choice of the week.  this is in honor of the tyler perry's "for colored girls" movie hitting theatres today. i am far from perry's biggest fan.  his work is usually not my style and borderline offensive.  safe to say, his work often rubs me the wrong way.  however, i am able to keep an open mind and hope for the best with the film.  the sheer talent and sophistication of the leading ladies and gentlemen starring in this movie radiates positivity.  erykah took on this piece of heavy piece of literature (shange's 'for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow isn't enuff')first with her "bag lady" video before perry dreamed of tackling this.  its one of my favorites for various reasons.  the color scheme and costumes are mesmerizing.  but what is most poignant is the theme.  we all have issues, we all have baggage we must acknowledge and overcome.  let me know your thoughts on this video in the comments.  isn't she fierce?  do you have any videos to suggest for video voyeur? 

besos jenna pearle*

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