On Friday, July 13, Ariana Grande released the much awaited music video for the seemingly religious anthem ‘God Is A Woman’ and it is far, and I mean far from all the looks and visuals Grande has been serving us for the past years.
Directed by the incredible Dave Meyers, who is also the man behind ‘No Tears Left to Cry’, the video is the epitome of every female’s liberation to sexuality and unpologetic behavior for eroticism.
With God being portrayed by a woman, Grande exhibits god-like imagery as she is first seen dancing with the universe attached to her body and in the latter, she sits atop of earth (before sensually touching the eye of a hurricane) and balances on a rope as she holds the planets (which look like balloons) in her hands.
The godly characters shift to the embodiments of feminism and the beauty of a woman’s body as the camera captures Grande bathing in a pastel-colored pool resembling the female’s womanhood and standing before an enormous statue of a woman’s crotch. She is then seen looking absolutely unmindful of the stinging words (e.g. fake, bitch, adult baby, talentless) being thrown at her by middle-aged white men, and the most iconic one of all, mouthing along to Madonna’s voiceover of Samuel Jackson’s biblical quote from Pulp Fiction.
The video ends with the truly significant scene of a feminist re-portrayal of Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam.
Grande, who has always been an outspoken feminist, explained beforehand that the song defines “sexual female empowerment and how women are literally everything and the universe is inside of us.”