I’d say Beyoncé has aced out GQ, Esquire, Treats!, Galore — you name them, guys. Models Joan Smalls, Jourdan Dunn and Chanel Iman join Beyoncé in this ‘Yonce’ video from her latest album, released this week as a total surprise.
“I think Beyoncé wanted to push that angle (the hottest black models) — that was her request and concept initially. I think any time you can promote a sense of community and unity and that is natural, you should,” the video’s director Ricky Saiz told The Cut. “All the girls are friends and it was so friendly and there was no ego on set. Everyone was so happy to be there. The girls were incredible. What a great cast. It was spontaneous and not at all contrived.”
Allison P. Davis calls the video “a paean to nineties-era eroticism and subtle sexuality — think bondage, flashes of skin, close-ups of lips, and a quick erotic tongue flick. Read on — her Saiz interview and commentary is excellent.