This month the video ‘Oops!… I did it again’ fulfilled 20 years and although it makes us feel a little oldies, one cannot overlook the all-important event. When times were good, and noventeros, the videos people could instal new on MTV and became a hit, especially if they were of the princess of pop. Then, Britney Spears was 19 years old and this song was a great follow up to ‘Baby One More Time’.
So to begin this new stage, Spears had to throw a video in order to position itself even more and to be nominated for a Grammy. The idea was to take it to Mars with an astronaut who falls in love with a alien very hot in a latex suit red. As this detail, 10 things you didn’t know of this iconic video.
This red suit by itself is an icon of the pop culture of the years nineties. In addition, it is a Halloween costume that has remained 20 years. In accordance with Bustlethe outfit was an idea and a direct order of the singer. “The night before the shooting, I reported that Britney had hired a guy who was in Michael Jackson to bring in a suit that I was going to use that day”said director Nigel Dick. “Then, she dismissed our suit. One of the plans to have this beautiful set all together, that really had some style, I felt, ( … ), and basically went with a rubber suit”. But she made a statement.
It’s hot in here
Britney was convinced that I had to wear that red suit. But I had to dance a lot during the recording, virtually all of the video and that involves take after take, repetition after repetition. Stylist Estee Stanley says that one of the most difficult tasks of this recording was to keep it freshwithout the feeling of suffocation, because the latex traps all the heat. But it had to be in that material because the spandex doesn’t give the same effect of the latex. When you take away the suit, the stylist remembers that she was completely wet of sweat.
Spears by Britney Spears
In addition to the costumes, the whole concept of the video was created by Britney. “She wanted to be on Mars, she wanted the red suit, I wanted to an astronaut handsome, wanted the reference to Titanic with the ring, and I didn’t want a rocket ship”, explained the director of the video, Nigel Dick. So she created the whole mood board.
In the video, and the song, is a great homage to Titanic, and also was the idea of Britney. In an (iconic) pause there is a dialogue: “Wait a minute, isn t this? Yes it is. But I thought the old lady dropped it into the ocean in the end”, and here refers to the gem Rose in Titanic. Our favorite part is when he says, “aww, you shouldn’t have”.
For Britney, this video meant a lot more to be in the top global Billboard. Meant fully get rid of the image of the girl Disney and innocence. She loved the idea of being an alien sexy, recounts the crew’s study of his label. According to them, the song says “I’m not that innocent” as getting rid of the image of the teen student in ‘Baby One More Time’. It was like a Barbarella modern.
Britney made requests very specific about what I wanted for this look and of course, the complement of the monochromatic look were a pair of shoes of the same red. But to see them on the day of the recording, there seemed to him, so that the shoes you now see in the video, are those Spears used to get to the set. He preferred to use that couple despite the fact that they were black.
All relate the video with the outfit of red latex, but there were two other outfits in the video. In which Britney asked and selected personally. The second look is too monochromatic, but white. In accordance with the stylist, the singer asked the asymmetrical cut on the skirt and the high neck to be sexy, but make it a little more subtle.
With the sets space ready, the shooting of this video, the two days were completely dedicated to record the video. The director recalls Bustle that was more bearable because Britney was very committed to the choreography and repeated the shots over and over again. You can relive this set in the exposure of Britney The Zone.
Wounds of war
During the filming of two days, in one take, one camera fell of the roof over the head of Britney. We needed four stitches in the wound and returned to recording immediately after.
Actually, Britney managed to be nominated for a Grammy, as was one of his intentions with the song. But in the awards, lost the award for Best female pop vocal performance with Macy Gray for “I Try”. BRITNEY WAS ROBBED.