Video Review: Selena “I’m Getting Used To You”

A young man walks with his two best friends. A group of three young women pass by them. He takes his sunglasses and checks out the brunette haired woman. A necklace drops on the ground and he gives it back to the brunette haired young woman. She writes her phone number on his hand.

She leans against her porch and pets her dog.

Standing under the Red cafe sign, she checks her watch as she waits. She and the young man talk during dinner. They hang out at the beach with his friends. She introduces them to her friends. They sit against a red painted building and read the newspaper. He blows into her foam at the coffee shop.

A line of women read from a script for a Selena audition. He puts his arm around her as they walk past the women. She notices a jacket in a store. He films her as she tries on clothes.

At the bar, another couple admires them as they stare into one another’s eyes. They play a game of pool. During the weekend, they ride a double bicycle on the beach. They hug and kiss.

Rating: 4/5

The young man punches out his best friend. He says their friendship is over. His best friend puts his hand on his cheek and tells him he knows it, too but he won’t face it. The young man says he’s a creep and not to put a hand on her again.

Back at home, his girlfriend sits on the couch and re-reads the same paragraph in her book. She puts it down and starts to cry. His best friend had tried to kiss her. She had told him she wasn’t interested. He pulled her to her again and told her to stop being a liar. He kissed her and she told him to stop. His best friend called her a tease and walked out of the apartment.

She didn’t want to tell him at first. He had remarked she had been quiet and asked if he done something wrong. She said she was just upset. He strokes her cheek and says he’ll be there whenever she wants to talk. While he watched a sports game, she thought of how to tell him. It was his best friend. She was only the girlfriend. Her lips twitching, she blurts out his best friend tried something with her. He turns around and asks her to tell him what happened. After she explained it to him, he put on his jacket and said he was going to take care of it.

He returns home and gives her a hug. He apologizes for not being able to protect her. She says it’s okay and buries her head in his shoulder. He puts his hands on her back and kisses her forehead. She says she was worried he would pick his best friend over her. He tells her he’s in love with her and would do anything for her.

Director: N/A Year: 1995

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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 ,Fevers of the Mind, Daily Drunk Mag\'s Kirstofia anthology. and forthcoming in Scrawl Place

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