This is what I had to say on my MySpace Page on December 12, 2006:

“This is considered the first time Janet was sexy.  She used to always cover up before this.  She always wore black and white (mostly black), long sleeves, and her hair had always been black (though she appears to be wearing a wig in this video).  Directed by Herb Ritts who directed Madonna’s “Cherish,” too.  He shot in BW a lot.

interesting tidbit:  Most (if not all; I’m not sure) of the Rhythm Nation 1814 videos were shot in BW. A lot of them (if not all) go together like a mini-movie.”

6. “Love Will Never Do (Without You)” from Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 Released:  November 1990 

This video is a watershed moment in Ms. Jackson’s career.  There is definitely Janet before and Janet after this video.   She let her hair down (or pulled her wig up) and showed a natural sensuality.  Little Penny was all grown up.  And you have cameos by two of Hollywood’s best looking men, Antonio Sabato, Jr., and Djimon Hounsou.  Who could ask for more?

Herb Ritts captured a facet of Janet that hadn’t been captured before.  It just unraveled from there into the freak she is today.   But, she’s a grown woman and she wasn’t talking about grown woman ‘thangs when she wasn’t grown.   So, more power to her for doing her thing. 

It’s classic Janet.  So, what more can I say?  Here it is.

 

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