Video Review: Estelle “Wait A Minute (Just A Touch)”

At 6:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. Estelle, wearing a gold studded black dress,  hugs a young man and walks down the steps of his home in her high heels. In black-and-white. she talks to a young man at the club.

The bouncer (John Legend) tries to crowd the line, wanting to get into the club at 11:00 p.m. the night before.

In her dress, she sits on the stoop outside her home. She continues to walk on the sidewalk.

As the disco light spins and lights her face an electric blue, she sings. The DJ touches the record on his turntable.

At 6 a.m. in the morning, she hugs him as they walk. She kisses him on the cheek and leaves. He calls her a tease as she walks away. She waves it off.

Rating: 2/5

The young man buys Estelle another drink. She takes a quick sip and then excuses her to go to the bathroom. She closes the door behind her and dumps the liquor into the toilet. It’s the sixth drink tonight. She returns back to him, dancing and giggling. He comments on how thirsty she was. She raises her glass and suggests a toast.

She and the young man dance all night. While he’s at the bar, she records some video to post on her social media. On the dancefloor, he tries to kiss her and she pulls back. He squeezes her closer to him and she shakes herself out from his arms. He asks her if she would like to go home with him. She answers yes.

They hold hands back to his place. He whispers what he would like to do to her on his front steps. She gives him a peck on the lips and walks away.

Her friends tell her she needs to stop with messing with the guys’ minds. It’s not safe for her. She blows it off, saying they get what they deserve. Every week in the bar, she has seen some of the same guys slip something into a young woman’s drink. She doesn’t trust any guy. Each Saturday morning is her revenge for all the men who pushed her and forced her to kiss them. It’s the only she knows how to get her power back.

Director: N/A Year: 2007

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Pam Avoledo spends her time binge-watching classic teen dramas and stands firm in her pro-Leyton stance. She also received her journalism degree in 2006 from Oakland University. Her work has been published in the White Wall Review, Sledgehammer Lit , Greatest City Collective & 45 Magazine and forthcoming in Daily Drunk Mag\'s Kristofia anthology.

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