Raise your hand if you remember the Janet Jackson video Love Will Never Do (Without You).
Now raise your hand if you are annoyed with song titles that feature parenthesis. For instance, why isn’t the song called (Love) Will Never Do Without (You)? Or (Love Will) Never Do Without (You)?
Anyway. The video for this song, released in 1989, was set in a paradisiacally paradisal paradise. Also it was a beach. And on this beach, men romped:
And on this beach, men did gymnastics:
And on this beach, Janet Jackson pawed a model in silhouette:
But the best thing about this video was the lighting, which lit everyone up from within and without. But mostly with:
But what Bossy really wants to tell you is that Bossy’s apartment features Janet Jackson lighting in Bossy’s bathroom! Which is only a bathroom in the academic sense:
The lighting emanates from two chintzy hardware store fixtures hung above a sink too small to rest a contact lens — and yet those faux brass sconces emit the warm glow of a sunset beach, even on a chilly winter morning: