Late yesterday, Bruno Mars released the new video for his track "Gorilla," which features the romantic and evocative lyrics, "you and me baby making love like gorillas." The clip features actor Luis Guzman as a strip club employee. And Slumdog Millionaire actress Freida Pinto plays a stripper.
Pinto twirls around a pole, writhes in some paper currency, licks Mr. Mars's guitar strings, and makes out with the artist formerly known as Peter Gene Hernandez in a car. It appears as though the director used a body double for some of the more gymnastic pole moves — no disrespect to Pinto; you just don't see her face during the big tricks. But since this clip is hot on the heels of Miley's twerk antics and Rihanna's "Pour It Up," it's safe to say that Top 40 pop music is having a Stripper Moment.