Christina Aguilera's 'Not Myself Tonight' video: Has she gone Gaga?
Christina Aguilera is back, and she's not safe for work. Aguilera's last album, "Back to Basics," had a more demure '40s theme, but her new video for "Not Myself Tonight" from her upcoming album "Bionic" has her returning to the raunchy bondage gear that kept her "Dirrty" video at the top of the TRL charts eight years ago.
The video features Aguilera in various fetish outfits. At one point she appears restrained by handcuffs, a diamond ball gag, and a collar, and she spends much of the video in PVC bodysuits. The clip, which highlights plenty of lesbian romps, ends with an implied orgy in a church. Aguilera is fearless, proclaiming, "If you don't like it, f*** you," in the chorus.
Hype Williams directed the video. He's most recently made a splash with the Lady Gaga "Videophone" video, featuring Beyonce. Aguilera has been the subject of scrutiny recently because of supposed similarities between her new bolder approach to art and Gaga's always avant-garde style.
"That in particular is not even worth wasting the breath to comment on," Aguilera tells MTV. "I've been around for more than a decade and I think my work speaks for itself."
Motherhood hasn't tamed Aguilera a bit, and she has no plans to tone down her style for her young son, Max. "He's going to grow up in a household where he knows mommy expresses herself artistically and some of that will have to reflect itself sexually too at times," she says in an Access Hollywood interview. "He's going to learn to respect the fact that women are allowed to express themselves and not feel shameful about their bodies or their sexuality."
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