Selena Gomez looked all grown up and sexy in her new perfume commercial. In fact, some people thought she was too sexy for her own good, whatever that means. Some people thought she overdid it. Justin Bieber, probably not so much. He probably loved it.
And what's not to love? As you can see on the video below, Selena's perfume commercial is sultry, sexy, and set to the tune of her 2011 hit, "Love You Like A Love Song." For those who spent the latter part of last year in a state of suspended animation, La Gomez reportedly wrote that song for Justin Bieber. Those who can remember the Love You Like a Love Song music will recall that most of its so-called sexual images were even more innocent and bubblegummy than its titular tune. La Gomez wandered through it leading horses, riding in classic 1950s cars, and even dressing up like Justin Bieber.
The truth is Selena's reportedly over-the-top sexuality on her perfume commercial has been, much like her fellow Disney darling Miley Cyrus' "scandalous reputation," greatly exaggerated. The video begins with JB's lady-love frolicking underwater in a diaphanous purplish gown. But, not to worry. It's not diaphanous enough to really show any significant skin. After rising to the surface, Selena runs her fingers through her hair so she can "gaze seductively at the camera." True, the shot shows that her diaphanous purple thing is also strapless, but it doesn't show anything. La Gomez was never overly endowed in the cleavage department. As for one fan site's absurd claim, the commercial displayed "dangerously close shots of her legs as she walks," again, so what? She'd display more skin in a pair of tight daisy dukes.
As for the claim that the fragrance bottle itself is flashed so quickly across the screen that it's almost a subliminal cut, well... perhaps that was deliberate. Duh. And as for the equally silly accusation that "Selena's sexy moves are the man attraction," again, so what? There's an ancient saying: "Sex sells." Ever heard of it?
Oh well, you can watch Selena Gomez selling her own inimitable brand of PG-13 rated bubble gum sex appeal on the clip below.
What do you think?
Â© Hope Carson 2012