There's nothing subtle about Lily Allen's new video for her song "Hard Out Here," and that's what makes it so great. An effortlessly poppy tune that will please those who fell in love with her way back when "Smile" first came out, "Hard Out Here" has Allen referencing everything from the sexual double standard for women to the glass ceiling. It's a feminist pop anthem you can blast at parties.
The video starts out with Allen on the operating table getting liposuction while talking to an old white male music executive, who tells her that how David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel have rejected her from their shows. It then segues into her filming a stereotypical music video filled with bootyshaking backup dancers (the music exec tries to teach them all the right way to shake it), money everywhere and gold jewelry ala Lorde, someone Allen has recently said she loves.