There’s been another film release this week starring Jay Z and Beyonce but this time this video is official, and it’s one they actually want you to watch.
Hollywood’s power couple surprised fans by releasing a short movie, RUN, ahead of their joint tour, On The Run, due to begin in Miami at the end of next month. To keep the audience on their toes, the superstars take lead roles in the Bonnie and Clyde-esque mini movie, directed by Melina Matsouka and featuring A-list stars.
Matsouka, who has previously directed a whole host of Beyonce’s music videos, has treated the short film like a Hollywood blockbuster, even using a major box office budget to get an impressive cast on board. Sean Penn, Blake Lively, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emmy Rossum, and sisters Rashida and Kidada Jones are just some of the celebrities that make cameo appearances.
The fast-paced fake movie sees Bey and Jay partner up as they take on the world of crime and run away from the law. The near four-minute film is a riot of fast car chases, stacks of cash, gunshots, running in heels and a whole lot of swearing, hence why we can’t load the video on this site – sorry Bey-Z fans.
Of course Bey grabbed our attention immediately with her costume choices from skimpy lingerie to denim cut-offs and lace trousers. She even manages to make balaclavas look sexy. One scene sees the Queen Of Pop wearing an oversized man’s shirt and beanie hat while firing a machine gun. Another sees her straddling a motorcycle with a wedding veil blowing in the wind. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, we hope you’re taking note.
As much as we wish RUN was the trailer to accompany a full-blown movie for the silver screen, our hopes have been dashed as the film’s release date is set for “coming never”.
The new music video comes swiftly after the infamous leak of CCTV footage that saw Beyonce’s sister, Solange, attacking Jay Z in a NYC hotel lift after the Met Gala after-party. Since then the trio have released a statement: “As a result of the public release of the elevator security footage from Monday, May 5, there has been a great deal of speculation about what triggered the unfortunate incident. But the most important thing is that our family has worked through it.”
But, with Beyonce’s lasting words on the faux movie: “Who wants that perfect love story anyway? Cliché, cliché cliché…” we do wonder if she is trying to make a point about her relationship with Jay Z.