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Mel Gibson Directs Music Video for Girlfriend and I Say It's Got to be Love

Mel-gibson-oksana-grigorieva-pregnant Any fond memory of Mel Gibson's Mad Max and what he did for my teenage romanticism of the impending apocalypse began to evaporate when Mel went all crazy, but now it's completely disappeared after watching the music video he just directed for his current girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva. Full disclosure: Ms. Grigorieva is also pregnant with his eighth child. Oh how I miss the Cold War!

I figured I couldn't really comment on the video without actually watching the product of the love bird collaboration, so I watched it. There may have been extended pauses due to boredom but I've got to admit, I really didn't see the flaming keys coming. He really caught me by surprise there so way to keep the audience on their toes. Actually, I'm not sure who the target audience is for this thing, but I'm pretty sure it's not teenagers. Or fans of Apocolypto.

Anyhow, the song is called Beautiful Heartache and I didn't really follow the lyrics -- plus I really didn't want to listen to it again because I'm not that dedicated. But I'm pretty sure it's about heartache and the risks taken in love, all represented in her role as a piano playing, scantily clad knife thrower's assistant surrounded by chaotic tango dancers and flaming keyboards. Or maybe not. I just saw flying knives, dancers on a dance floor from One Night in Bangkok, some piano arson, and lots of false eyelashes. There was also some scruffy, cigarette-chomping, tough guy throwing the knives at a blond wig-wearing Oksana but for the life of me I can't imagine who that represents.

I believe Mel's directing abilities in this video has been negatively affected by some kind of blindness. He obviously has strong feelings for Oksana considering how soon he went public with their relationship after announcing his divorce. Also the pregnancy. Plus he owns her record label so he's personally invested in her musical success. And he obviously gave her lots of artistic freedom because she produced and wrote her entire upcoming album. Dang, Mel's got faith in her.

And it can't go without mentioning that she collaborated with Mel on the single Say My Name. Not to be confused with the album by Destiny's Child of the same name because you just know that Oksana is going to be bigger than Destiny's Child. You know Mel believes it.

Can't really knock his dedication to the power of positive thinking. Or his ability to throw money at something that I'm pretty sure isn't going to float. Yup, it's official: all memory of the former Mel Gibson is completely gone.


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"Oh how I miss the Cold War!" HAAAAAA!!!! You just sliced right through my bad mood with that one. Thanks.

ms martyr

Maybe the knife thrower represents Gibson's ex-wife. Somehow I doubt that she would miss the target...


I missed out on the first wave of Mel Love, back in the eighties when (supposedly) The Sexiest Man Alive. I have never liked "pretty boys" and he was frankly just too pretty for me to notice.

Then he directed and starred in Man Without A face, and I was thrown on my ass: turns out the dude was actually (gasp!) TALENTED.

My love affair with him began that day, and only grew stronger with Braveheart, Conspiracy Theory, and We Were Soldiers. The man could do no wrong in my eyes.

Until, umm, he started DOING WRONG, the dumbass drunk driving anti-Semite cheater. And I know I should remain objective, should still look upon his accomplishments with admiration, but now all I can think is "DOUCHE!"

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