Big Cat blogged the full video when it came out last night, Kmarko blogged some screenshots from the teaser and the Internet’s praise has been singular: “Jennifer Lopez has still got it! Wow, what an ass on a 45-year-old woman! etc etc” But when I saw all the quick cuts and faceless shots (I may have watched the video once or twice let’s say), I thought to myself that this HAS to be a body double because, really, what chick almost going into menopause looks like that? So here’s the case for and against.
THE CASE FOR J LO USING A BOOTY DOUBLE
Notice a trend amongst all of these shots from the first half of the video? Yep, no J Lo face in any of them. In fact, the only her face does appear is when she dances and twirls in the white shirt which, conveniently, mostly covers her butt. Odd video direction choices? Or perhaps just clever masking of the fact they used a much younger butt in the video so we’d all fawn over J Lo and be impressed by her surprisingly taut Maid in Manhattan cheeks?
It’s also more than a little suspicious the only other time you see her face and butt in the same shot is when she’s doing this position:
Granted, I don’t take many photos of myself pelvic thrusting the shit out of Casper the Friendly Ghost but I’m feeling like any of our asses would look this good clenched and being pulled upwards. Call it a hunch.
INCONCLUSIVE PROOF THAT COULD GO EITHER WAY
Another shot with J Lo’s face and her butt in the same frame and, conveniently enough, it’s another angle where her thighs will look nice and tight PLUS the bonus of having fishnets covering up any potential worlds of hurt. Very suspect BUT the butt is definitely looking juicy so maybe her little girl from The Ring crawl is just proof that my concerns are for naught.
THE CASE FOR THIS ACTUALLY BEING J LO’S BUTT
This. This is a 45 year old woman’s ass being slapped. HAS TO be. See the little bit of sagging on the bottom, the slight reverberation on the slap that says this is a butt who’s seen some things and men that may or may not have said “Uh huh yeeeuh” while ejaculating onto it in its day. And because she’s wearing the same outfit, psychologically, I’m more inclined to believe this one with juuuust a hint of dumpiness in the thighs is actually J Lo too:
If I had to bet my life on it, A) I’d wonder what made a person opting to kill me do that for such a bizarre gamble and B) I think J Lo used a body double for the majority of the video but then had to do the one bare-assed take with Iggy in the hallway just because the video director was like “Yeah, people will 100% know this isn’t you if you don’t have any shots with your face and butt directly in them and any ones you are in, you’re covering yourself with stockings. It would completely sabotage the artistic vision of a video for a song called ‘Booty.’”
I also could have probably saved time if I just counted the rings on this screengrab.