Having flirted with all-things-illegal in her ‘I Wanna Go’ promo, Britney Spears has kicked things up a law-breaking notch in her latest clip, ‘Criminal’, which had its first airing earlier this week.
The video finds ‘Femme Fatale’ star embarking on a goode olde English crime spree, playing cops and robbers with her real-life partner (and manager) Jason Trawick as they flee from the feds. Shot on location on the grim and gritty streets of east London, the fast-paced (and often saucy) scenario sees Ms Spears taking on her most demanding role since she played a many-wigged assassin in ‘Toxic’.
It’s a thrill to see her back to the butt-kicking Brit we all know and love, throwing her all into the action sequences and storyline in a way we haven’t seen in years. But if we’re being hypercritical, the romantic scenes with Jason – given their roots in reality – were a little akward to watch. Then there’s the fact that the promo’s director, Chris Marrs Piliero, has spoken up to defend the use of guns in the clip. What’s your view on ‘Criminal’, is Brit bordering on bad taste, or simply creating controversy? Decide by watching it below.
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