Britney & Iggy’s “Pretty Girls” Music Video Inspired By Geena Davis

April 23, 2015 By Jordan Miller

Britney and Iggy may have borrowed from Geena Davis’ “Earth Girls Are Easy.”

Britney & Iggy's "Pretty Girls" Music Video Inspired By Geena Davis

Britney’s upcoming “Pretty Girls” music video is based off of iconic characters by actress Geena Davis.

We’re only a few weeks away from seeing the “Pretty Girls” video, but thanks to Iggy Azalea’s candidness about, well, everything Britney-related, we might have a clue about the storyline. One thing we won’t be seeing? The Australian rapper’s dance moves.

“I didn’t dance! [Britney] wanted me to,” Azalea tells USA Today. “Since I was co-directing the video, the way I explained it was, it would be kind of obnoxious for me to direct a video and give myself a dance break as well. Like, ‘Here’s the video! And I gave myself a dance scene!’ I don’t know if it necessarily fits my identity, but I think Britney’s identity is really embedded in being a dancer, and that’s something she really wanted to do as well. So there’s a lot of dancing in the video, but I wouldn’t say it’s necessarily centered around that.”

Paparazzi caught the two filming the video together in L.A. this month – driving around in several cars from the ’80s, iconic dance scene at a carwash and before removing it from Instagram, Iggy shared a photo of her decked out in alien makeup. Is it simply ’80s inspired?

It’s a little bit more complicated than that. You know me, I like having a narrative. So if it was just like, “‘80s!” that would be kind of boring for me. But what Britney made clear to me is that she really wanted to do a video where she got to dress up and play a character. That was really important to her and she liked a lot of the things I’ve done that were inspired by movies and stuff.

Iggy borrowed themes from “Clueless” for her “Fancy” video, and “Kill Bill” for “Black Widow” with Rita Ora. This time, the “Pretty Girls” co-director might have taken the narrative from Geena Davis’ “Earth Girls Are Easy” and “Thelma & Louise.”

I think she’s just like the ultimate ’80s pin-up hot, cool type of girl, so I told Britney to check her out, and she was like, ‘Yes, I love Geena Davis!’ So we based our characters on a lot of stuff like that, like Geena Davis and characters she played in a lot of her movies at that time period. But there’s definitely a narrative. I don’t want to give it away, but it’s quirky and funny.



Here’s to hoping there’s something sampled from “Beetlejuice!”

Are you ready for Geena Davisney featuring Iggy Azalea’s new music video?