Kill Bill meets The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
There’s no way in hell you don’t know who Director X is (formerly known as Little X). From too many artists to even give an example, 5 out of 10 music videos you’ve seen were probably directed by him. In his latest addition to his immaculate library of videos, Director X and co-directer Iggy Azalea herself channel their inner Quentin Tarantino and produce a “Kill Bill” and “Pulp Fiction” inspired music video for “Black Widow” starring Iggy, featuring the very sexy Rita Ora and a cameo from none other than Micheal Madsen himself. With swords, diners, motorcycles, skintight jumpsuits and alot of serious ass kicking, there’s no doubting the vibe they were going for with this short story music video. Remember the silhouette fight scene from Kill Bill Vol. 1 and the training montage from Vol.2? Here’s the teaser for Black Widow that looks oddly familiar.
It seems (to me at least) that Iggy has a love for film, because this isn’t the first time that she has brought a Tarantino theme to one of her music videos. The lap-dance scene in her video for her break-out single “Work” was also inspired by Quentin’s 2009 film “Death Proof”, “Fancy” featuring Charli XCX was a spoof of the 1995 film “Clueless” and “Bounce” was pretty much a 3 minute Bollywood film. The way it’s looking for her, It’s only a matter of time until she does a music video inspired by Django Unchained. All kidding aside, I was never much of an Iggy fan but her love for film is definitely a good quality that I can respect. And given that Kill Bill is one of my favorite films of all time, it’s only natural I would like this video. The song is catchy as hell too.
It may seem like your run-of-the-mill type of music video, but the work and effort that was put into it is absolutely admirable to say the least. From green screen, to actual combat training, this video deserves much more credit than it’s getting.
Iggy does a take of the very manga inspired shot of her speeding to her next target.
Rita Ora in the middle of her fight choreography.
A combination of Iggy, her stylist Alejandra Hernandez, and designer Marco Marco thought up the concepts of the skin tight jumpsuit. The suits are made of super-stretchy skintight fabric that can stand up to their kung fu choreography and are meant to look, in Iggy’s words, “not like we were twins, but like maybe we were from the same kung fu training school or something.”