Watch Beyonce's New Video for "Run the World (Girls)"

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May 19 2011 12:31 PM

Watch Beyonce's New Video for "Run the World (Girls)"

Pop starlets seem to be courting a decidedly Comic-Con audience these days: Lady Gaga and Katy Perry both set their latest videos in outer space , and now Beyoncéhas gone all Mad Max in the post-apocalyptic , militaristic clip for "Run the World (Girls)," the M.I.A.-ish lead single from her new album, 4.
 

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At a time when there are a lot of actual revolutions going on, the political "message" of the video (which seems to something like "fierce outfits and killer dance moves = power") feels a little thin. But at the very least, the gorgeous video has sold me on the actual song, which has been getting decidedly mixed reviews since it leaked online last month. Has the song conquered you yet?

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Nina Shen Rastogi is a writer and editor, and is also the vice president for content at Figment.

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