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October 13, 2004

Prince Video Controversy

The video for Prince's new song "Cinnamon Girl" is causing quite a stir before it's even been released, as it follows the hardships of a teen Arab-American girl in a post 9-11 America.

The clip, directed by video veteran Phil Harder, features Oscar-nominated Whale Rider star Keisha Castle-Hughes as an Arab-American girl who is fed up with the anti-Arab sentiments she encounters in everyday life. Disillusioned and angered, New Zealander Castle-Hughes' character detonates a bomb in an airport terminal, exploding herself and others. But a reverse motion immediately following the explosion reveals that it is only a thought of hers.

Prince, who only appears in the video intermittently, sings, "Cinnamon girl mixed heritage / Never knew the meaning of color lines / 9-11 turned that all around / When she got accused of this crime.

--Uh, not sure about this one. Not sure I think Prince has enough artistic integrity to do this the right way. Not sure I even see a real point to it, actually. I'll have to see the finished product.


Posted by Lawren at October 13, 2004 10:16 AM

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Keisha Castle-Hughes was so awesome in Whale Rider!

This video does sound "interesting", though. I'll have to see it to make an opinion.

Says: Mel at October 13, 2004 07:18 PM

I like the Neil Young song better.

Says: chuck at October 13, 2004 10:47 PM

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