WATCH: The New Ariana Grande Video For “Into You” Is Cheesy In The Best Way
I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’m constantly looking up Ariana Grande’s age. I see photos and videos and I’m like, hold up, how old is she?! She always looks 15, but she is in fact 22 years-old. Ariana Gradne’s new music video for “Into You” is yet another instance where I found myself wondering if it was legal for her to be drinking wine straight out of the bottle like that.
“It’s about love…and life,” insists Grande when asked about the video’s plot-line over a Q&A session on Twitter. “How the little things are so much more important than the big bougie facade.” I must be more out of the loop than I thought, because I had no idea that “bougie” was common slang these days.
According to Urban Dictionary, it’s exactly what it sounds like.
“Aspiring to be a higher class than one is. Derived from bourgeois – meaning middle/upper class, traditionally despised by communists.”
Used in a sentence please…
“When my friend Miya wears a blazer or Lucy gets a massage I call them bougie cause we’re unemployed college students.”
Ah, I see. So it’s like splurging on a mani/pedi even though your voicemail is full of missed calls from loan collectors. I’m hypothetically speaking of course. This situation is entirely fictional in my personal life, I swear.
The setting for the video is a motel in the middle of the desert called The Honeymoon Inn, where Ariana and her lover seem to only need each other and a deck of cards to have a good time. It’s all very sweet. Here, watch for yourself.
Catchy, right? I smell a summer hit.
Wait, did anyone else catch the homage to that infamously corny animal cracker scene in Armageddon?
You know how the saying goes, it’s not love unless he parades animal crackers down your semi-naked body post-coitus.
Then the video gets very The Bodyguard. Ariana attends a “bougie” event all dolled up and in the spotlight, when she rather be back with her man in that dingy hotel room.
Yes it’s cheesy and cliché, but it’s a fun, simple video for a fun, simple song.
Ariana continues to impress me actually. I had my doubts about her SNL performance but she really stepped up to the challenge and delivered. I forgot that she got her start as a Broadway baby in the show 13, so she’s got the showmanship chops to hold her own.
Overall review of this video: I’m into it. Plus, her cut-offs are nothing short of inspirational given that we’re about to enter shorts season.