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Acclaimed director Mark Romanek was in town this week for the premiere of his new movie, the quintessentially British
He then went on to talk about his inspiration for the concept of the video, stating, “I had a certain amount of disgust about the way black culture was being depicted … yachts, Cristal champagne, hoes and crap.” “I guess i’m just a white boy with a love of black culture.
Speaking of things black, or white, we had to ask him about his experience directing another Janet video, in which she was in the company of her notorious, now deceased brother, in one of the most expensive videos ever made. “Fascinating and crazy” Romanek called the experience. And the dancing? “like seeing the greatest magic trick you’ve ever seen, and you know it’s not a trick.”