Video Review: Ashlee Simpson “L.O.V.E.”

Ashlee Simpson opens her flip phone and sees her ex-boyfriend’s picture. She closes it, tosses it into the toilet and shuts off the light. Standing up in the car at night, Simpson dances in the sunroof as one of her friends drive. Two of her friends dance with their hands in the backseat.

She and her friends dance in the family room of a house. A twentysomething woman sits on top of the couch and sucks on a lollipop. A twentysomething man leans into Simpson as she dances. She crawls over several people sitting on the couch.

Simpson dances by herself with a cane while two twentysomething men dance in the corner. She touches the face of a second twentysomething man as they dance. Simpson does the Robot dance. Her friends join her as they sing in a circle, their arms around each other. A third twentysomething man breakdances in the family room. She plays with the second twentysomething man’s hair as he sits on the couch. Simpson walks in her driveway at 6 am in the morning. The screen on her phone in toilet says “21 Missed at 6:45 am Sun Nov 20.”

Rating: 1/5

Ashlee Simpson yawns as she gets up to answer her door. In a tank top and pajama bottoms, she looks into the peephole and sees a twentysomething man standing on her welcome mat. The knocking continues as she walks back to her bedroom. Was that guy a neighbor? A guy she slept with at another party? She sighs as she lies back in bed.

As she gets up to go to the bathroom, she sees her cell phone in the toilet. She rolls up some toilet paper and picks up with her hand. Holding it in her palm, she throws it in the garbage can. She glances at the time and says she’ll have to go tomorrow after work to get another phone.

Her best friend folds a t-shirt in the store and says she didn’t know if she was coming in. She left her text messages but didn’t hear anything. Simpson says she doesn’t have a phone at the moment. Her best friend says she sent her some pictures from last night. Simpson hangs up some clothes and says her phone is completely gone. Her best friend asks what happened. Simpson says she got annoyed at her ex-boyfriend calling her and she just got rid of it. Her best friend bursts out laughing and says she’ll have to get her new number.

Director: Diane Martel Year: 2005

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a41s4IMyamQ

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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.