The video for Beyoncé’s “Run The World (Girls)” has been released, and in contrast to her clips for “Single Ladies” and “Diva” and “Crazy In Love” it’s a positively maximalist affair, with an opening shot of Beyoncé on a horse, a phalanx of dancers, a couple of tamed-by-B beasts, and B’s army closing things out by overpowering a bunch of riot cops though the power of (admittedly well-done) choreography. (There’s a blown-up car as well, although we’ll give her that one since it was in the “Diva” video too.) Why B chose to go so big on this one, when the pec-flexing she does in the first minute or so is pretty much all she needs to do in order to get her point across, is a mystery. Help solve it by watching the clip, which is below the cut!
Does the ending mean that if we all just band together and boogie Beyoncé-style we can not only get healthy, we can solve the issue of women being oppressed all over the world, too? Haha, just kidding!