Video Review: Bebe Rexha “You Can’t Stop The Girl”

Bebe Rexha ties her shoes as she sits on her porch steps. As she walks into the street, she sees scarlet bursts of smoke in the sky. She jogs towards the street.

In a clip from the 2019 film, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) flies downward from a cliff. Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning) looks up as she wanders in the forest.

Rexha runs into an office building, built underneath a waterfall. She and numerous women run on the sidewalk. Rexha enters a tunnel, lined with neon green. As the group of women run through the neon green, which covers the tunnel, Rexha stays behind.

In a clip, Maleficent flaps her wings while in the castle. She clenches her teeth as she aims for some of Princess Aurora’s family members.

Rexha glances at the buildings as she and the group of women try to get away from the neon green light following them. Rexha touches one of the trees as she runs in the forest, wearing a black dress and tiara.

In a clip, Princess Aurora spins in her dress inside the castle.

Rexha walks on the lake and stares at the skyscrapers in the distance. She looks over her shoulder and returns back to the present day.

Rating: 5/5

Bebe Rexha sets her fitness app and grabs her running shoes. She blinks as her eyes try to focus to the early morning light. As she heads towards the downtown area, she notices the scarlet smoke. The fairies were helping to clear the air of Moors. She knew she was safe.

Her parents had told her it was something the city did to entertain the tourists who searched for the fairy dens. They explained to her some writer had made their city famous and it was from their imagination.  She shouldn’t take it as fact.

However, the menacing neon green light had grabbed at her feet at one time. It was the spirit of Maleficent wanting to capture her. Her mom had told her she was fine. However, she hid in her seat each time either of her parents drove in the tunnel. She said Maleficent was going to swallow them up. Her parents had laughed and said nothing was going to happen.

Maleficent continued to scare her, though even as an adult. However, she had joined a group of women joggers. They ran in specific places they had feared. The women had called out whenever they spotted the neon green light. At the diner, they shared stories of their experiences with fairies growing up. They believed her stories and said their parents couldn’t see it, either. Their parents were a part of a generation that was taught to deny and stick their hands in the sand. Rexha takes a drink of water as she walks back home. It was a short distance, a mile at most. However, the threat of Maleficent kept her alert.

Director: Sophie Muller Year: 2019

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

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