Directed by Jonas Akerlund, who worked on the Lady Gaga/Beyonce 'Telephone' clip, the video for 'Hold It Against Me' has been the subject of much speculation. Rumors of dance doubles and a Super Bowl debut have since been replaced with painfully short offerings of the video in 13 installments over the past two weeks. Despite only being five seconds in length each, they have already amassed a total of 10 million views, according to YouTube Trends.
Watch Britney Spear's 'Hold It Against Me' video.
As if that's not teasing fans enough, yesterday 'Jersey Shore' star Pauly D debuted a full 30-second clip on his Twitter. The preview shows Spears -- wearing a tie-dyed jacket, silver short-shorts, fishnet stockings -- getting her grind on with some male dancers. This all seems fitting for the Dr. Luke and Max Martin-produced single, which focuses on the usual Britney Spears themes of love, school-girl vulnerability, and overt sexuality.
Already a record-breaking single, those close to Spears are promising the visuals for the song will beyond compare. According to Brian Friedman, the video's choreographer, Spears is "definitely setting the bar" with 'Hold It Against Me.'
"She's showing that you have to push it as an artist: that you can't just settle, that you can't be calm with your choreography, that you have to make a statement," he told MTV. "There's so many people out there competing in this world to be the queen of pop, and she's definitely claiming her throne."
Friedman added that Spears "pushed the envelope" further than any of her past videos, and the result is "a masterpiece." Meanwhile, her manager Adam Leber called it "epic."
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