Beyonce‘s new music video for “Countdown” premiered on Thursday.And it’s great.
The styling is full of references — Audrey Hepburn, “Dreamgirls,” Brigitte Bardot, “Flashdance,” — and flashing neon colours.
But head-to-toe black and baggy shirts don’t do much to show off the baby bump.
And, let’s face it, that’s what everyone wants to see.
“The visibility of Beyoncé’s pregnancy varies throughout the video, indicating she likely shot a great deal of the footage for “Countdown” earlier in her pregnancy and more recently re-shot or re-conceptualized the clip to reflect her growing belly.”
So it was probably more about keeping the images consistent with her growing bump, and less about keeping it hidden.
In any case, the Adria Petty (daughter of Tom) directed video is proof that a pregnant-Beyonce can still out-dance her non-pregnant back-up dancers.
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