We spent all this time in eager anticipation of The Lohanaissance, but we never thought to ready ourselves for the real second coming, the Age Of Ang-lightenment. While Brad Pitt’s out here dodging lips and being fawned over by the horny masses after flashing his abs in Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, his soon to be ex-wife Angelina Jolie’s got some flashing of her own to do. If you think Angie’s given her body over to motherhood and floor length cardigans, think again! Angie’s starring in a pair of perfume ads for french brand Mon Guerlain, and they are all the way EROTIC. But don’t get it twisted. Angie’s not just a sexual being, she’s also a serious business woman who does very important business things! Yes ladies, you CAN have it all.
According to W Magazine, the ads were filmed at Angelina’s Cambodian estate and her salary will be donated to charity.
It’s unclear if the bedroom shown in the ad actually belongs to Jolie, but the shots of the country’s breathtaking natural beauty certainly make clear why Jolie enjoys her time there. In the 45-second clip, Jolie flits around in bed in only a sheet, and then jaunts through a light sunshower in the jungle. Jolie agreed to become the face of the perfumer because it was the favorite of her mother, the late Marcheline Bertrand. Jolie’s fees from her work with the brand are said to go directly to charity.
While Jolie’s previous commercial for the perfume was directed by avant-garde icon Terrence Malick, this time Malick’s longtime cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki is at the helm. The Mexican-born Lubezki also collaborates frequently with Alfonso Cuarón and Alejandro González Iñárritu, and was the first person to win the Cinematography category at the Oscars three years in a row.
Nothing but the best for Angie. She’s worth it. Here’s the shorter of the two, the one I’m calling Brad, Who?
The second ad is longer and has some sort of narrative thread. There’s a sexy bearded perfumer hard at work as his muse floats around what looks like Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s vacation home while giving off various emotions. Pensive, yes, of course. But also moronically joyful! Also, frustrated by the difficult task of practicing lines for what I’m sure is an important film, or maybe a power point presentation she has to give at The UN. We can’t know for sure because this woman is as enigmatic as she is beautiful. I call this one Brad’s Got The Kids This Weekend.
Watch out world, Lena Dunham’s going to move in on Angie the next chance she gets!