03.02.12 by Jeff

Bad Girls

M.I.A. Bad Girls music video directed by Romain Gavras
“Bad Girls” by M.I.A. directed by Romain Gavras.

Watch the video below!

Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • dope clip!

  • I love this video so much! It’s super.

  • This is not super to me at all, I cannot really understand why this can be taken so serious, I mean pop stars like Rihana, Beyonce and e.t.c. make this kinds of videos every week, so just because it has some Afghan or Iraqi dudes in there and some cheap tricks with cars does it mean that it’s a masterpiece? And not saying anything about music in here..

    I mean.. come on guys… Don’t we know anything about REAL music or videos?

    That is just my opinion, we all have a right like or not to like stuff..

    I just honestly wanna know what is SPECIAL about that music video?..

    • i dont know if anyone here called it a masterpiece – its a well shot, well edited video not unlike beyonce’s run the world video which i also could have posted. i think we are allowed to like pop videos too. my 2 cents.

      • BigCub

        I think the video has a level of authenticity that makes it more appealing than
        your Rihana, and Beyonce videos.. I think it’s cool the way she incorporated the Saudi car culture element.. Those guys are nuts! Well done video, great creative direction.

  • culturally this video could be pretty shocking, with the girls who would traditionally wear all black and take a passive a roll in society are wearing very gaudy attire and slinging around guns. Also the shot at 1:59 stuck out to me where the woman is wearing the male head dress, its really subtle but I think pretty powerful at the same time.

    I don’t know… she’s been a refugee after leaving Sri Lanka and she has been nominated for a Turner Prize so I’m sure there is some outlined content here that I might not be able to understand fully because of how I view the setting and the people that are in the video.

    Pretty sick though

  • brooke

    research M.I.A a little more before criticizing. She’s a british musician of Sri Lankan decent, yes her music (throughout all her albums) is a bit of a culture shock to those use to American ‘pop-stars’, but this film clip is no ‘prop’.

    Also, a musicians popularity in no way effects the way i listen to their music. so why would a musicians popularity change the way i view their film-clips?
    Just enjoy the music & art you like, simple.

  • Toby

    After Born Free by M.I.A. and Stress by Justice it’s the first song with a video by Romain Gavras’ you can actually listen to. AND it’s not as controversial as the other two, still very interesting. I like both the song and the video.

  • Estefano K

    just ’cause she’s a culture shock to you Brooke don’t mean she’s one to George. Or and. beyond criticism. I can see the socio-religio/gender provocation culture twist in this. And that it’s just another puff piece bad girlz song with half mast lyrical inspiration…

  • kunstbanause

    just curious:
    what would happen, if a “Bad Girl” would be caught driving a car in Saudi Arabia?

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