Naked female models are so 2013 when it comes to music videos. In 2014, it's all about male models seductively eating sushi and busting out some sweet country line dance moves — at least in Kylie Minogue's SSION-directed video for "Sexercise."
"I feel like Kylie has always been a forerunner of putting hot, nearly naked men in her videos," SSION's Cody Critcheloe told MTV News. "This is keeping in step with that lineage."
"It was the first time that I ever got to shoot models before, which I really enjoyed, because they make anything look good," he added. "Even if they're sort of awkward, it always reads really well on camera. And they look good in anything."
Critcheloe managed to push the limits of the model's poise, however. The video, which was made in collaboration with fashion video series "VFiles," features all manner of male models doing all manner of things in order to delight Miss Minogue. They do the laundry! They cuddle puppies! They line dance in chaps and brightly colored briefs!
"I've sort of been obsessed with country line dancing recently — it's something I've been wanting to shoot, so it seemed like a good excuse to be able to use that," Critcheloe said.
SSION's campy video was just one of a few made for Minogue's jam — the official video is a Bey-esque affair featuring the singer making exercise look way more fun than it is with a melange of ladies in spandex.
Given the suggestive nature of the video, some fans were up in arms about the 45-year-old musician's recent effort.
Critcheloe dismisses those concerns. "Everyone complains about everything," he said. "I just don't care. Honestly, I just don't. It wouldn't matter what she did. People are going to complain about it. "Ultimately she's a hot chick being hot with other hot chicks and there's really nothing offensive about that. Kylie will be a hot chick forever and always."
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