Video Review: Miche’le “No More Lies”

Michel’le answers the phone. It’s her boyfriend (Dr. Dre). She twirls the cord as he talks.

In black-and-white, she talks to one of her friends in the family room. She picks up some papers on the floor. Switching to color, she finds a paper cup by a lamp.

Back in black-and-white, she moves by her boyfriend on the couch and snatches his phone away. She shakes her head as she walks up the stairs. Her boyfriend parks his sports car and waves to his second girlfriend. His second girlfriend and friend get into his car.

In color, she talks with her boyfriend. Her friends listen in and comment as she responds to him. Her boyfriend says hello their friends at the party. She dances with one of her friends. Her boyfriend wanders off to talk to another woman. She pulls him aside and argues with him in front of their friends.

Back in black-and-white, she packs up her suitcase and leaves in her car.

Rating: 1/5

Michel’le gets dressed in the mirror. She turns from the left and right. Downstairs, she hears the doorbell ring. Her best friend says she’ll get it. Michel’le smooths the end of her dress and sighs. The guy seemed nice on the phone. It was someone her best friend knows from work.

During their date, he paid attention to each word he said. He ordered an extra bottle of wine and gave her a single kiss goodnight. After walking inside the apartment, her friend squeals and wants to know how the date went. She tells her it was good. She already planned a second date with him next weekend. Her friend says it’ll be great to see with her a good guy.

Her ex-boyfriend ignored her. He was always one the phone and concerned about his next power move. She wondered why some of his friendships seemed thin and only lasted a few months. He used them until he got what we wanted. The relationship with her was to legitimize him. He wanted to be seen as a family man. However, he cheated on her all time. After a couple of years, she saw through his act and left. With the relationships, she realized who her true friends were. Some sided with him and said they’d be friends for a lifetime. A few of her female friends went straight for him. She no longer wanted to be a part of it.

Director: N/A Year: 1989

Pam Avoledo Administrator
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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