So, the new Britney video finally surfaced on Friday, December 14th. Can we just take a moment to applaud this monumental achievement in and of itself? I was largely dubious that there would ever be another release after “Gimme More,” because she is Britney and she does not give a shit, etc. But as a card-carrying Ultimate Britney Fan (UBF United–Make this a reality, people), I cannot complain.

There are some good aspects and some poor ones. The most glee-inspiring detail is that she appears to be doing some type of dancing. It’s a far cry from “Slave,” but I suppose this will do for now. I know she did the choreography for this video herself because of the signature Britney “I-don’t-need-no-DAMN-choreographer” moves: prayer hands and peace signs…Come to think of it, she should really get a job as an anti-war rally choreographer. I hear it’s a rather lucrative field.
The bad part: The eyebrows made her look rather strange. That, and she’s still toting around the same entourage and wardrobe from the “Do Somethin’” set in 2005. No, I mean for real. The outfits have all made their appearances in previous videos, including the bland blondies dancing behind her (who increasingly appear to outshine her with every video.)

You can call me crazy, but when I saw her confidently step over that dirty paparazzo on the red carpet, I saw a glimmer of my Old Britney through those medicated eyes, and fell in love all over again. Of course, she’ll probably fuck it up again and drive head first into the window of a pet store, but it’s the hopes and dreams she inspires within me that encourage me to strive forward. That and the pictures of her derriere in the magazines.