...And As For Her Side Gig

Sheer Will And Sheer Clothing

In the video for her new single Love Don't Cost a Thing, Jennifer Lopez strips off her jewelry, strides into the water off a beach and proceeds to divest herself of her blouse (her back turned coyly to the camera), all to dramatize her disdain for the trappings of wealth. It's a critique of materialism that wouldn't have half as much impact if it were, say, Friedrich Engels half-naked in the surf.

As an actress, Lopez has an assertive allure, and she brings that quality to her videos and to her new CD, J.Lo. Yeah, sure, Love Don't Cost a Thing's...

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