I grew up gorging on MTV videos of the 1980s. So I’m delighted to see Allison Iraheta’s director channel a bit of that spirit in the singer’s new video for “Friday I’ll Be Over U.” Judge for yourself. And just to make you feel old, Iraheta wasn’t even around in the 1980s. She was born in 1992.
The video definitely evokes imagery from the era of leg warmers, “Flashdance” tops and skinny ties. For example, Scandal’s “Goodbye To You”:
Or the Waitresses’ “I Know What Boys Like”
And of course, A-Ha’s “Take On Me,” with the cartoon drawings:
The paint splotches and lyrics being thrown onto the screen are very early 80s but I’m having trouble remembering which videos or used those effects. Can someone help me? The only thing I can think of when it comes to the pallette is the cover of the Police’s Synchronicity album.
-Jennifer Hudson nabs another great film role, playing Winnie Mandela in an upcoming biopic.
“Winnie Mandela is a complex and extraordinary woman and I’m honored to be the actress asked to portray her,” Hudson said in statement this week.
She will be playing opposite Morgan Freeman, who will play Nelson Mandela.