While Britney Spears fans are likely falling all over themselves to see '80s extraterrestrial film-inspired music video for "Pretty Girls," aka, her recent collaboration with Iggy Azalea, I took a different Spears-centric route with my day: After binging on the "Pretty Girls" video about a dozen times, I took a visual trip back in time to rewatch Britney Spears' 2001 "I'm A Slave 4 U" music video. It'd been a while since I've seen it in its entirety, but what I do remember is a lot of gyrating, dancers grinding all up on one another, and plenty of sexy sweating. By that, I don't mean the drenching "I just ran three miles on a treadmill" sweat, either — but that subtly glistening sweat that formed after a production assistant applied baby oil on Spears and the crew just before the director yelled "action!"
Anyway, something else that comes to mind when I think of the "I'm A Slave 4 U" video is all of the choreography that sort of resembled one huge dancing orgy. Oh, and how could anyone forget about those super-low hip-huggers that nobody could wear quite like Spears? It was all so amazing and so early '00s — after all, there’s a reason the video and song won a ton of awards, as well as inspired that unforgettable 2001 MTV Video Music Awards performance where she hoisted that huge yellow python on her shoulders.Here's what else you might have forgotten about Britney Spears' "I'm A Slave 4 U" video:
This Scene Right Here...
...was EVERYTHING. Britney made it look so smooth! But sadly, trying to recreate the sequence in my bathroom mirror didn't produce the same effect.
This Sexy Pink Getup
Clearly, this look screams the song's lyric, "Oh baby, don't you wanna dance up on me?" But I must admit that I still don't quite understand what is going on with the lower half of this outfit. Blame the exposed thong look on the early 2000s?
The DJ Skribble Cameo
Anyone else remember DJ Skribble from MTV Jams and TRL?
All of This Bumpin' and Grindin'
Um, I do recall some serious one-on-one action going on in this video, but I totes forgot about the hand-on-butt action in the left portion of this frame.
The Sexiest Crowd Surf Ever
Need I say more?
This Breath-Stealing Scene
Sheesh, I never realized how crowded this video was. I feel a little claustrophobic just watching it.
Somehow Led To This Happening
So, there appears to be a bit of a disconnect here, but I'm going to assume the power of Spears' presence somehow magically diverted the water flow from the ceiling to the sky. It's just science!
Check the full video below:
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