Since the release of Ariana Grande’s new single ‘thank u, next’, which pays homage to the singer’s exes and the lessons that they’ve taught her, Arianators across the globe have been eagerly awaiting the launch of the song’s music video.
After much anticipation, a few days ago Grande finally started sharing sneak peeks from the video, painting a fuller of the video’s film-inspired concept much to the delight of her fans.
In the music video, which hasn’t yet been released, Grande places an emphasis on the song’s message of self-love by lovingly recreating looks from popular female-led films, including Legally Blonde, Mean Girls and 13 Going on 30.
From Elle Woods’ Noughties workout gear to Jenna Rink’s shoulder-length hairstyle, here’s a lowdown of all of the iconic looks being featured in the upcoming ‘thank u, next’ music video:
Ever since the release of Legally Blonde in 2001, Elle Woods’ drive to become a successful lawyer and her unparalleled dress sense has made her one of cinema’s most iconic characters.
Grande pays tribute to her in her music video for ‘thank u, next’ in true retro style, donning Woods’ orange and blue workout gear and using several props including her orange iBook and her pink, fuzzy phone.
However, the Legally Blonde references don’t stop there. Jennifer Coolidge, who stars as beautician Paulette in the film, will also be making an appearance.
“New best friend,” Grande wrote alongside a photo of herself with Coolidge on set of the music video.
Grande’s references to Legally Blonde caught the attention of the film’s star Reese Witherspoon, who responded with one of the comedy’s most memorable quotes.
“Also… two weeks ago I saw Cameron Diaz at Fred Segal and I talked her out of buying a truly heinous angora sweater!” Witherspoon wrote in a tweet that’s garnered almost 150,000 likes.
Earlier this month, Grande released the lyric video for ‘thank u, next’, with many speculating that the font in the video had been based on the ‘Burn Book’ from Mean Girls.
The singer later seemed to confirm their suspicions when she posted a series of photos with two other girls with the caption: “Meet the plastics”.
While Grande hasn’t revealed any more sneak peeks of the outfits inspired by Mean Girls that she’ll potentially be wearing in the music video, many have been expressing their excitement over the film’s inclusion.
“Look – Ariana Grande’s ‘thank u, next’ music video is going to be Mean Girls inspired and I cannot explain to you the level of freaking the hell out that I am right now!” one person wrote on Twitter.
13 Going on 30
“Thirty, flirty and thriving,” a 13-year-old Jenna Rink says as she sits in her basement closet with her “dream house” in 13 Going on 30, the same dollhouse that Grande has reproduced for her ‘thank u, next’ music video.
The 2004 film, which tells the tale of a 13-year-old who’s magically transformed into a 30-year-old overnight, is the third film featured in the video, with Grande donning a shorter hairstyle to emulate Jennifer Garner.
In one photo taken on the set of the music video, Grande can be seen wearing a red top with her hair pinned back, in a similar fashion to Garner in one of the film’s final scenes.
Bring It On
The fourth and final film making an appearance in the ‘thank u, next’ music video is Bring It On, as shared by Grande on social media yesterday.
The singer shared photos of herself dressed in the red uniform of the Toros cheerleading squad from Rancho Carne High School, previously worn by Kirsten Dunst and Eliza Dushku in the 2000 teen comedy.
Grande also shared a photo of the women starring as the opposing East Compton Clovers cheerleading squad.
Following the Bring It On reveal, the singer received a seal of approval from actor Gabrielle Union, who played Clovers team captain Isis in the film.
“Why yes, I am an East Compton Clover! Are we meeting today Ariana Grande I’ll bring the punch,” Union tweeted, to which Grande replied: “I’m gonna pass out.”
Extra: The First Wives Club
While The First Wives Club isn’t going to be referenced in the ‘thank u, next’ music video, Grande paid tribute to the 1996 comedy during her first live performance of the song on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
She and two backup singers dressed in all-white ensembles while performing the hit song, mimicking the outfits worn by Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn and Bette Midler at the end of the film.
“In this moment of division, something everyone can agree on… Ariana Grande looks beautiful in white,” DeGeneres tweeted following Grande’s performance.
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