Making a video, centered around sexuality, is always tricky. The line between sexy, vulgar, and simply banal, is very thin. But the official video to “Beautiful” threads right along that line with inherent grace like a master tightrope walker.
The video captures the jazzy delight “Beautiful” perfectly – it is, well, beautiful, simple, yet captivating, and viscerally sensual all the way. The color palette is very saturated and rich, making for a very aesthetically pleasing mise-en-scene.
Even though this is Olivia Henry’s debut video, she’s an absolute natural, seemingly confident in her own skin and in this role, despite its provocative and intimate nature.
Overall, the video to “Beautiful” pulses with magnetic sensuality and attraction; a perfect example that sex and class can coexist in harmony and even synergy.