My crush on Selena Gomez probably started back in elementary school when Wizards of Waverly Place first aired. Unlike the rest of the “Disney Darlings” — Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, Hilary Duff — Selena’s character, Alex Russo, was equal parts sweet and snarky. She’d dish out insults at the drop of the hat but give those she actually cared about as much love as possible — a very different formula than other Disney leads who were needy and uptight.
Now, a decade later, I’m still madly in love with her — and I don’t expect that to change — but today I reached a whole new level of obsessed.
Her latest music video, Bad Liar, was released today, and even though I’m not a huge fan of the song I’ve watched it at least a dozen times. Selena manages to do what she does best: act funny, sassy, cute, sexy, and unbelievably relatable all at the same time.
In the music video Selena plays five characters: a blonde phys-ed teacher, an awkward mustachioed man, a suburban housewife, and a teenager who seems to be a pariah at her high school.
The video appears to be set in the 70s and each character is strangely interconnected. The teenage character is the child of the suburban housewife and the mustached man. The couple seems to be experiencing some marital problems, the cause of which marital problems may stem from the man’s current fascination with the phys-ed teacher. The two characters are shown canoodling around the high school campus — where they both teach — and aren’t very subtle about it. This particular detail is made even more interesting when it’s revealed that Selena’s high school character is also interested in the woman — that’s right, father and daughter want to date the same woman.
Selena Gomez is in a love triangle with herself — could there be anything more amazing? Besides doing something out of the box by playing a male character and a lesbian, she also proves she can pull off any hair color.
Do you need any other reasons to love her?