By now, every true Britney Spears fan knows that the singer has teamed up with MTV for a documentary — tentatively titled “For the Record” and airing November 30 — about her comeback and the recent hardships that led up to it. But that’s not all!
It turns out the video for “Womanizer,” the first single from her forthcoming album Circus, was a little too hot for ABC, which premiered the clip on “20/20” on Friday night (October 10). Well, it’s not too hot for us! We have the full, uncensored clip for your viewing pleasure.
The biggest difference between the two clips? Well, in two words: more nudity.
Scenes in the video feature Britney lounging, nude, in a sauna, while her boyfriend showers. The ABC version of the clip obscures her body with digitally added steam; the MTV version does not. Obviously there are no explicit shots in the video, but MTV’s is certainly more provocative.
It features Britney playing several different roles: nightie-clad girlfriend, naughty secretary, tattooed waitress and a near-topless chauffeur. And, much like “Toxic,” she’s seeking revenge against a lover who has done her wrong.
Bedroom Britney cooks her man some breakfast. In the office scene, Britney, wearing horn-rimmed glasses and a pencil skirt, woos her office lover with a lap dance. Meanwhile, waitress Britney serves him a drink and then, in the kitchen, dances over him while he lays down on a counter. Chauffeur Britney necks with her love interest while driving the car with her heel.
The characters all come together in the end, when they trap the womanizing boyfriend and give him a good beating.
In an interview on New York’s Z100 radio station late last month, Britney said of the song, “[’Womanizer’ is] basically saying, ’We know what you’re up to.’ It’s about guys cheating on girls. It’s a girl anthem. That’s why I like it. So, hopefully, the fans will see it that way too!”