Monday, June 04, 2007

What Goes Around: Hillary Duff "Stranger"

Hillary Duff "Stranger"

dir. by Fatima Robinson

A sketch of a plot and visual style, which recalls at least two pop videos already released this year, is mixed with vaguely middle eastern-sounding music (the beat is very "Don't Cha"-like as well) in this excuse to promote Hillary Duff's newfound sexual freedom. And with that goal in mind, the director does an amiable job - combining risqué belly dancing with overt scenes of the morning-after. It also wants to present the former Lizzie McGuire as a strong independent woman - even if her voice is still struggling to grow. Yet as fellow pop stars Britney and Lindsey can attest - showing skin doesn't neccesarily equal maturity.

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