Why JLo’s New Video is a Must-See

May 16, 2016 8:06 pm

There’s been a lot of buzz about Jennifer Lopez’s new summer music video, “Ain’t Your Mama”. If you haven’t watched it, I highly recommend you stop everything and do so – you can find it at the bottom of this post.

I’m not just saying that because she’s looking fierce in it with an Xtava dryer.

I just believe it will probably be the most cathartic experience you’ve ever had.

If you’ve ever been leered at, catcalled, shut out of a “man’s club” meeting at work, forced to prepare a casserole for an ungrateful boyfriend or just generally dealt with any of the struggles that all woman do, you are probably familiar with taking the high road.

We hold up our heads, do our meditative breathing, craft careful strategies on how we’ll handle the situation in the future and gradually chip away at the glass ceiling with a pickaxe.

But sometimes don’t you just want to thread your coworker’s tie into an old-school typewriter and let him hang out there for a weekend?

You can’t do that. But JLo can.

For your vicarious pleasure, here is a round-up of the best freak-outs in “Ain’t Your Mama”:

1. 50’s Housewife JLo spends hours scrubbing floors, ironing clothes and baking casseroles (in HEELS) for her husband, who is too concerned with looking sexy to even be like “thanks, babe”. So JLo dumps a casserole on his head, natch.


Look at his face. Literally no idea about how badly his world is about to be turned upside down/shirt is going to be stained.


Still oblivious to impending doom.


Look how pleased JLo is with the whole situation. We all should dump casseroles on our boyfriends, just to reach that level of adrenaline.

2. Madmen Secretary JLo has a disrespectful boss. If you are ever objectified by a man in the workplace, you should 100% involve HR. You should not trap him in a typewriter, throw your drink in his face and then dance around a little bit as he pleas for help. Unfortunately, only JLo can pull that off.


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3. Boss Lady JLo gets edged out of a meeting full of men and perfectly captures the internal fury of frustration we’ve all experienced by wrecking her workplace, throwing papers and phones about and standing on a desk.

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She also pauses, snatches a Rubik’s cube off a guy’s desk and solves it, notably exasperated, in about three seconds. None of the men notice, because of course they don’t.

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Is the video realistic? Of course not. But that’s not the point. In it’s exaggeration and camp, it is unifying for women in a unique way – like the knowing eye-roll of “we’ve all been there”. Plus, creating a girl-power anthem with a blast-it-in-the-club beat? That’s no easy feat.

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