Britney Spears releases ‘Criminal’ music video — your take?

A new video!

Britney Spears has yet another music video out there for everyone to see, and this time it is for her much-anticipated song “Criminal.”

The first that is immediately of note here is that Spears decided to go rather close to home when it came to casting the male lead in the video (which is about a woman freeing herself from the clutches of an abusive man to become something else entirely) — her boyfriend Jason Trawick. Spears’ gets up close and personal with the guy on a number of occasions in the video, but does so in the midst of some violent encounters along the way.

All in all, this is certainly not the most colorful or wacky video that Britney has ever done — but it does contain a certain emotional gravitas that is missing from many of her other videos already out there.

What do you think about this new interpretation of the song?

Photo: Ashley Scott

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