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That’s the interpretation provided by Jezebel’s Tracie Egan, “The video actually symbolically shows Pink messing around on a bed with another version of herself.” And while, yes, this clip does portray the mindblowing spectacle of two Pinks, both clad in fishnets and bondagey bras, wrestling and engaging in lip biting makeout sessions on a rumpled bed, I think the concept’s slightly more complex.Sure, there’s still a frisson of Sapphic eroticism, but my take on the Sober video is that it’s a rather literal representation of what Pink’s singing about in the tune: how does an individual with a deep seated history of addiction and self esteem issues figure out how to let go of her coping strategies and arrive at a place of self acceptance (if not full on self love)? Yeah, that’s a lot of therapy jargon for one throwaway pop song, but Pink’s been quite candid in addressing these thematic tropes throughout her career.What do you think? Is the video just a salacious way to reel in fans of girl on girl action? Am I reading too much into Pink’s, uh, exploration of self love?Posted: 2008/11/28 at 4:49 AMWell, after seeing the video clip and re reading your article, I find I must disagree with those who think it’s just a bit of girl on girl hot action. There are some scenes that depict that, but that’s not what the song is about.I’ve known too many people, men and women both, who occupy the singer’s role in the song, where they’ve been the last one available at the party, where they’ve been just too available, where they’ve been partying too hard for too long, where it all seems like it is too much.To an uneducated eye, and to one who cannot listen to words at the same time as watch images, and particularly to one who is easily shocked by near nudity and suggestive scenes, the girl on girl scenes could overwhelm everything else that the video shows.But those shots are not the whole of the video, nor even the majority of it. And even when the shots are shown, there is an undercurrent of revulsion, combined with an undeniable wave of desire, into one uncomfortable scene after another.
It was such uncanny timing that I almost dropped the phone. So did Mom, when I told her where we were. It wasn’t a long conversation, but it was long enough for both Carrie and me to say, “Thank you for bringing us here,” and tell her how much it meant to us that, even when she had the massive responsibility of starring in a major motion picture, she never left any doubt in anyone’s minds, including ours, that we came first, that we were her best pals and her favorite sidekicks.