Spears skilled a minor tabloid scandal after the discharge of the music video for the album’s fifth and ultimate single, “From the Backside of My Damaged Coronary heart,” when it was revealed that its director Gregory Darkish had beforehand labored on grownup movies.
“It is time to admit that the brand new teen pop is not closely coded XXX made for and marketed to youngsters,” a write-up in LA Weekly on the time claimed. “Actually, it‘s explicitly made and marketed as such.”
A rep for Spears on the time mentioned, “So far as I am conscious the director simply does music movies. This can be a video for younger teenage ladies and never attractive in any respect.”
And, in a considerably ironic twist, the director informed Leisure Weekly they really employed him to tone down her picture for the video.
“They wished to re-image her a bit [from the naughty schoolgirl of “…Baby One More Time”],” Darkish, who additionally labored with Mandy Moore on a music video, mentioned to the journal. “They wished a way more story-oriented video with out dance, one which was severe and emotional.”