Remember Freida Pinto, the female leading lady in the Oscar winning movie, Slumdog Millionaire? Her image was so wholesome and sweet as the love interest of Jamal who would do anything to be together again. Their chemistry on the silver screen was sexy and undeniable. Freida and Dev Patel (Jamal in real life) started dating soon after filming ended. She continued this clean Hollywood image as James Franco’s animal loving girlfriend in Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes. But, no one wants to be typecast. Freida stars in Bruno Mars’ video, “Gorilla”, as a hardcore stripper. Pole dancing, splits onstage, raining dollar bills, her sexually charged performance even sets a guitar on fire! Indian media looks down upon this type of image and Freida was slammed in their press. But she took the role seriously, she reportedly practiced pole dancing 8 hours a day for 3 months.
“GORILLA” BRUNO MARS
What are some other memorable music videos with major performers pole dancing? Liv Tyler in Aerosmith’s “Crazy” video, Rihanna’s “Pour It Up” this past year, Shakira’s “Rabiosa”, Kelly Rowland’s “Work”, and Britney Spears’ “Gimme More” all quickly come to mine. Here’s a couple under the radar videos that you might have missed. Kate Moss turns up the heat in a lost White Stripes classic video directed by Sofia Coppola, daughter of Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather). Or maybe you missed Beyonce’s double duty video for “Suga Mama” where Queen B not only entices on the stage, she also plays the seedy guy lusting over her.
“I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF” White Stripes
“SUGA MAMA” Beyonce’