The video first shows a young woman deciding to not get an abortion and running out of the hospital. Her child is born a girl and lives through tough times with her single mother, due to her father being in jail. When the girl is an adolescent, her mother’s boyfriend molests her. When she becomes a teenager, she is promiscuous. When she became an adult, she has two children and soon becomes a stripper. A customer from the strip club pays her to have sex with him and she is diagnosed with HIV. She runs out of the hospital, like her mother at the beginning of the video. The music video then rewinds and shows a different life that the girl could have lived. Her mother would move into her own mother’s house and even marry a better man, with her little daughter as flower girl. In the end, the daughter grows up to be smarter and more mature, and graduates from high school, making her mother and grandmother proud. When she becomes an adult, she is in the same hospital again awaiting a test result and the doctor tells her she is pregnant, she is happy and hugs her mother, thanking her for teaching her “how to love.”
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*NOTE – try to find unedited version!
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A Swedish Ikea commercial. The ex-wife’s turn to have the kids.
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Lowered Expectations – includes intro with Debra Wilson. Gena says “murder” every few words.”
MADtv – Mrs. Barone on Lowered Expectations with Mary Scheer.
This would make a great anti-smoking ad.
Doreen advertises herself along with her son, Stuart, as a package deal.
Shaq as Denise Rodman. Represent LSU.
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