Is this Marilyn Chambers?
Sounds like Martina!
Oh Yeah!!! I love stuff like this!
Oh Wow! GEE! Christ! Speakless.
Pls don´t forget to save this video against the kids. You know. Its really UuuuuHH!
Apart from that I like porn – I have no problem to combine it with MA .. I like controversy and “break on throughs to the other sides” .. besides a documentation .. and yeah the org is a feeling really from other dimension. ;) … public dispute … Massive Attack have to work it out again! *lol*
Love Massive Attack and loving this track… but really, is there any need for this video
oh that’s hell!! so amazing, i love this!! thanks MA.
it’s out of any thought scheme, really natural, regardless prejudice and moralism.
she is Georgina Spelving I found this video great and cool
wow, stunning – well done toby dye, and well done massive attack for using art to push boundaries.
Love this track and love this video. Already heard this live when (I think) it was called harpsichorded and was digging it then but am loving this mix and the video really brings a new dimension to it all. Can’t wait until february fro the album!
Jeeez, glad that snake didn’t end up someplace else.
This should send the cat amongst the pigeons…well done Massive Attack. Should I be getting my hopes up?
Oh la la! This make the clip for ‘Be thankfully for what you’ve got’ look like ‘Watch with Mother’!
I bloody love it! Good skills!
That woman is amazing. Hope I’m as cool as her at that age.
so hard, so exiting, so fustful – it makes me slightly crazy…
not suitable for kids at all, but it’s feeling really from other dimension…
and… i love it at last ;) :redface:
Beautiful song. Maybe the best MA song since Teardrop in melancolic way.
Hmmm, now then. Where do we take this? Massive Attack, that well known pioneer of the sonic dark and sometimes visual, combining new audio material with vintage porn…not too sure fellas I have to say.
You have, for years, tried to highlight the underclasses, the desperate, the disparate and the hard done by, does this new combination serve to highlight the plight of those in the new-world porn industry, the one that has become very dark compared to the seemingly easy-going version portrayed by the “star” and interviewee in Mr. Dye’s piece?
I for one am confused, if I’ve missed the point, then more fool me and I apologise, but on the first couple of viewings I can’t help but think this is just going to be misconstrued and misunderstood.
Great video – really!
Great idea, great song, an original!
Who said, that he or she thinks there’s no need for this video?
It’s not only about the fact that porn actresses and actors are human beings just like bus drivers or the people who work in supermarkets – perhaps these people are even more honest and real than other “normal” people? So what’s the problem?
Who are the real prostitutes in our world?
Well, I live in Germany and I have worked for 10 long and totally wasted years as a book and newspaper seller – I never want to go back there, because I know that I was a prostitute in the end. And I think that this is nothing special in these times. We have many many prostitutes here who have already sold their soul, their peace and their heart for nothing but money.
Porn actresses and actors know what they sell and what’s its worth – so do we???
However – thank you , MA, for this great work!!!
Greetings from Berlin!
Is that Hope Sandoval on vocals?
controversial as always. brilliant.
@ Enge, yes, that’s Hope Sandoval :)
to me, this is a thought provoking video. i know there has been discussion about this elsewhere to,o but this is the first place i was able to get a chance to watch it from. i think looking beyond the obvious porn aspect to the human nature is important. the porn makes a strong statement one way or another and doubly so because it is from an era that most people on this board will not relate. the woman interviewed is also older than the people watching this video. these are perspectives we would not easily have in our normal lives. but despite these elements, the very human aspects are universal.
It’s totally amazing. Very touching.
I’m a little bit shocked this is not art or something like that !
If teenager see this, i don’t know if it’s right to express this kind of sexuality on that way .
What a mad world !
Please think about it ;-)
It’s an extract from The Devil in Miss Jones, with Georgina Spelvin
Enge, are you a feminist? Take it easy and let us believe that she really loved it. The lady maybe an exhibitionist with a slight masochistic tendency …. thinking that still, watching this made me feel uncomfortable – especially as she said she was uncomfortable !!!! Pornography often pulls out the darkest side of human beings.
Nice!!! Guess I’ll have to buy the Album to hear it without that docu stuff… *G* Consider it done, once it’s released!
Liked the voice of the singer (Yolanda?) of the live version better, but Hope is Hope….. still great, just love her voice, do more stuff with her!
And come back to Frankfurt, please!!!
Loved it! Is it Hope on vocals?
can somebody tell me the meaning of this song, i think it’s beautiful but can`t totally get it…
Definately benefits from repeated viewings….very nuanced video. I find the old ladies voice strangely hypnotic.
If this video leaves you a little grossed out (old gal talking about getting diddled) but strangely intrigued by the contrast of sound and video, as it did with me, then MA did a good job. Cool beans.
holy crap i just had a nasty thought about 73 yo woman wtf! that’s not supposed to happen. her attitude and wisdom are flat sexy what can ya say.
She totally rocks – never heard of Georgina Spelvin before but have just googled her – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgina_Spelvin
I love this!!!
Great!!! Always the best!!
@Ghostchase: yes that is our beloved Hope indeed.
Very unusual video. Amazing!
Yeah, Hope Sandoval. I love her wonderful voice since the Mazzy Star days.
I agree with Pearl, I watched it again and it becomes more enveloping with each pass through.
wicked track, intriguing lady, ouch for all the hair
AMAZING! Absolutely brilliant use of imagery. The content of the film (aside from it being porn) is so spot on with the vision of the song.
Great great job!
Is this possible that their best song ever – the collaboration with Fraser named Silent Spring will be mixed and included ina future album one day? PLZZZ :)))))))))))
@ firecat: not a feminist mate, just was thinking a bit deeper about the promo and it’s meanings really.
I also thought that Spelvin’s voice linked with the imagery and track was strangley symbiotic, I managed to *ahem* aquire the track from the nice people at Zane’s show and although still a fakkin’ great track, it felt like something was, missing…strane but true.
I see that Psyche is making on to Heligoland, I wonder what the album version is like as the one that’s on Splitting The Atom is going to take some bettering.
one of their best song ever…brilliant!
come to romaniaaaaaaaaaa!!!!! :D
I think this might be my favourite video of 2010. Though I guess I’ll NEVER see it on MTV!
OH MY ! THANK YOU SO MUCH !
I was like “noooo they didn’t put Harpsichord on the albuuuuum ;__________;” BUT MAN YOU DID !
I’m SO GLAD ! I almost cried when I heard it in Arles, performed by Yolanda ! She was amazing ! So powerful and beautiful !
This won’t make it into iTunes, that’s for sure.
Great stuff. Who is she ?
I’ ve upload the orignal movie on my blog.
So you ‘ll see that the music is totally different !
She’s “Georgina Spelvin”, a nom du porn. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgina_Spelvin
This is the only porno I ever received as a gift, and it still rocks. Now, in my mind, it has a brilliant backing track.
Everything about this rocks.
I love the song … I can’t wait to listen the entire album…. <3 Massive Attack :)
Enge, and others interested,
I think this audio/video combination also mean something to the people affected by porn addictions or those who are susceptible to that. Coincidentally there’s a chapter describing about it in a book I’ve been reading. Apparently, increasing number of men are affected by internet porn addiction: the nature of addiction is similar to cocaine addiction, and the affected cricks images rather automatically for quick fix; eventually developing tolerance sexually craving for stronger images; and become troubled physically and emotionally (e.g. feeling disgusted but can’t stop etc). Becoming slaves to own brain biochemistry that make them reinforces the habit, severely affected had compromised their relationships, jobs and own health.
But thankfully, our brains can re-adapt itself (i.e. it is possible to undo the bad habit). The author of the book claims that most addicted he encountered were able to go through cold turkey, and found their loved ones again.
If anyone interested in reading about that, the book is called “The Brain that Changes Itself” by Norman Doidge. Go for fairly readable chapter 4. If anyone is happened to be affected by the issue, good luck to you.
this is great, MA are fabolous
Terrible, surprenant, j’adore être destabilisée !
on retrouve la même ambiance sonore, celle que l’on aime !
I don’t know much about porn but I know what I like and this is fucking great. Well done MA!
Quel film ! Massive Attack est toujours vivant… la preuve !
Personne ne peut resté indifférent sur ce clip…
Ce prochain album est prometteur !!!
<3 Massive !
Wow! Amazing….wonderful…let’s watch it again
This is just beautiful.
I love the delicate beauty of Hope Sandoval’s voice against the honesty of Georgina Spelvin’s commentary and the visual brutality of the imagery.
I think It’s too short.
I must admit I’d like to hear more…are there any plans for an extended version I wonder?
In the first and penultimate segments of Spelvin’s narration she expresses her love for the camera. How thrilling it is, how despite that she found some of the experience of filming The Devil in Miss Jones “uncomfortable” and “humiliating,” she loves the camera. In between she describes orgasm as “a mystical instant that doesn’t really exist in this dimension,” which also describes that which a camera records. Her last line is “we are our own devil” then the film burns–the camera, her devil–what makes her spin–ceases to exist outside of her, is gathered up and in that flame the mystical instant is made ordinary. Her face at 73 and her body at 37 are at once united and separate, discrete instances in dislocated time made whole only by her being (and her devil still there, filming her, loving her again).
@ Brizzle: you said exatcly what i thought, well done on expressing it a lot better than i could have done!
that woman’s pretty impressive, not many ladies her age would be as frank as her regarding their past…
Thanks to :@ la FIrecat ,@ Brizzle , and @Lauren L. for your comentaries. @ Laurent L. : I agreed whit your comentaries. Thanks. Cecilia.
Yes, why not this video. Everyone needs it, does it. It don’t find it at all porno. It’s shown lovely what we looking for, with our loved person. Special moments. New track support it’s fantastic … or vice/versa
hehe, mine is 69th comment..
the track and video is apsolutely fantastic together.
wow!!! it seems like pasolini’s films… on comsumption society
so perfect. Seein’ her young as a prostitute -as she says- and nowadays just takes me away, because of her way to tell us her experiences. And this is not pornography, but erotic explicit material, it’s just art. Compare it to the trash talk shows on afternoon tv… it’s not WHAT you show, it’s HOW you show. And here it’s a higher level.
Also it’s so emotional and true what she says: ”orgasm is not something from this dimension”. Best words to describe best thing on Earth.
Very unusual music video .. Great stuff. Better than Rammstein :)
Is this a joke? What does Hope Sandoval make of this? the thinest veil over porn I have ever seen.
The guardian readers will love it.
allways massive this attacks
Kis Kids Kids don’t deludes yourselves. I am a lesbian and an artist. and I’ve been around the bloick so I know what pornography is and this is pure unadulterated porn. stop trying to convince yourselves it’s something other then what it is.
That is unforunate because the song is great.
really? this video is bad? anyone who thinks that, that believes it wasn’t called for it, that thinks its a joke and got disgusted, should see ramstein’s “pussy”. now that is pure porn, totally uncalled a meaningless, like porn is!
now this isnt’s porn! this is kinda a documentary about it, and it doesn’t promote it, i thinf it makes the opposite, it shows that it is people that do it because they don’t find another options, not an object that we can film and sell.
its aboput time that a film like this should be done, to show the other side of porn we donts wanna know… it sends a message of morality that everyone sholud capture.
and by the way, we all have sex! we all are sex! so what’s the problem?
She’s Georgina Spelvin…
Skip and sasha have kinda shown their ignorance on this matter by wholly missing the point. This video does pretend to be anything it isn´t – there´s no veil and there is no pretention. It´s a portrait of a woman who was in the porn industry, who in some way was clearly defined by her brush with that industry and the film does not shy away from showing exactly what that entailed – to cut away or to censor that would be infantile. For me the film is extremly moral and I certainly wouldn´t say pro-porn, though I wouldn´t say anti-porn either – to put it into either catergory is to miss the point. It´s not film about issues (porn or whatever) it´s an intimate, candid snapshot of one woman (Georgina Spelvin for the record). Oh and I love it.
I´m with the last coment, this wonderful little film deserves some thought and not dumb quips or lazy moralising. Watch it, think it through. Magnicent stuff Massive Attack. Can´t wait for the album.
Wonderful. I’d love to see this in HD.
The Devil And Ms. Jones!
ma che è?
Will I be able to buy this video somewhere? I´d like to get the single too but I know that will be made available eventually, but I´m curious to know about this and the previous video posted here fro splitting the atom.
the fact that you see her having orgasms when young and pretty doing porn, at the same time you see her old with white hair and humble is just outstanding.
Sexy, dark and twisted. Just how romance should be.
Well done Massive Attack. an outstanding combination of music and video.
PLEASE be on the CD.
wow!, sin palabras que se adecuen a lo que realmente quiero decir, será uno de mis videos favoritos del Massive, sin duda, y es genial escuchar a Hope Sandoval, aunque para ser honesto esperaba algo más explosivo de esa combinación. Pero me sigue gustando mucho la canción
I second that! Yes please!
Great music… but the clip : DON’T WORK…
How sweet!! loving this :)
Simone I’ve just seen that there’s a HD version of this just gone live on vimeo – http://www.vimeo.com/8521418 – well worth checking out, it looks amazing. There’s some really nice little details I missed in the low res version – check out what’s being reflected in her eyes!
@ Mark Hutchinson: In so far as this is a “portrait of a woman in the porn industry,” you can’t draw conclusions from a handful of words excised from an interview that lasted who-knows-how-long. She’s not even necessarily talking about the images we’re shown; its the editor who juxtaposes the words and images to create that impression (somewhat overdetermined by the “reflection” of images in her eyes). We have no idea what she’s really talking about or whether her words are in context. Your term “portrait” is apt because all we are seeing is the band’s creative team’s interpretation of a woman, or rather, selected images and words of a woman that that the creative team cherry-picked to convey *their* vision. Which, when you get down to it, is juvenile and trite. Personally, I’d love to see a long, unedited interview with Georgina Spelvin – she seems fascinating. But as for this video, I agree with Sasha – there’s no “there” there.
Taking into account the music, lyrics, film clips, and the final “God help me, I loved the camera” line, what this video tells you is that the band and/or their creative team believe sexy = slinky, “sinful,” “dark,” “devilish,” “infernal” in a vaguely Catholic sort of way. Which is just silly. Sex is a natural function; its a normal part of life. In this day and age, do we still have to dress it up in all this pseudo-mystical hooey? Can’t we put this “dark side of human nature” thing on the shelf alongside Adam, Eve, and the Garden of Eden?
And speaking of snakes, that business with the live snake was and still is just ridiculous. A snake is an animal, and like all animals, it does not want to have its head put near or in any larger animal’s mouth. Between poor Georgina having to act like she’s turned on by a reptile, and the poor snake thinking, no doubt, in its primitive snake-y way, “what the fuck, get me the fucking hell out of here” the last thing those scenes are is sexy. They’re not sexy – they’re absurd!
What a painfully cynical view. I wonder if Burnsey believes all film and music are so bereft of any truth or integrity or is it just this example in particular? I’m well aware that people can be edited to say that black is white, but I see no reason to assume that is or isn’t the case here. In fact one of the many things I liked about this video was that whilst the segments of interview we get to hear are brief they were refreshingly non-soundbitey, when Ms Spelvin does speak she is allowed to say her piece.
This is good, toby dye has directed some interesting movies
@ SDale: totally agree with your view regarding this movie
From Brilliant Lads Brilliant Creatation Produced to muture our mind to Higher Inteligence!
Quite. Good vid by the way.
I heard the song today and instantly loved it. I am gobsmacked by the video, however. Pure genius. I think this is positively brilliant and the track overlaid to the vintage scenes becomes suddenly desperately tragic and haunting. Seeing Georgina Spelvin in her old age reflect on what drew her to porn is compelling. As much as I love porn and freedom in sexuality, I think we are oversaturated with it and with the obsessive need for carnal satisfaction. We are becoming quickly addicted to images over real bodies and what actually feels good. What’s most fascinating about this video is the close-up of pubic hair and real tits, which I haven’t seen in porn in forever.
l like it!
well,what is there to say simply jaw dropping
love the video.
disturbing: the old lady has so much sadness in her eyes, as if she lost all her passion.
Very cool video, I wanna see this movie
great video. and better music.
The song is great. The movie is quite dark. The actress’ life is as sad and disgusting as every porn actress’ life.
Of course she loves the camera, it brings her much more money than being a hooker.
Neverthless I think she’s brave.
Now I’m wondering, what would think a 10 year old little girl who is interested in the music of this band after watching this video?
This should not be in the official website.
really cool and stunning video
i think it’s a plus to the music!
one of the best videos i’ve seen in my life… the song… beautiful… I have no words…
The music is fantastic. The video toooo much.
non poteva esserci ritorno migliore
far parlare di voi
annche nella vostra assenza
vi ho aspettato per un botto di tempo
OMG!this is a cool video i never seen!!!
WOW – I’m pretty speechless. I love the song, as with most MA stuff. Vid is cool, real gritty.
Me encanta, encantador, un encant de dona! L-O-V-E-L-Y
i love this musicvideo!
kawałek świetny i ogólnie zespół jest super ale teledysk sprawia wrażenie nijakie i niesmaczne:) pozdrowienia z Polski
I love sex, but video was pathetic.
Goooood Job !!
I must say: GREAT! But we’ll never see this video in Italy! Too hard for our false niceness society…
By the way… the actress is Georgina Spelvin – porno actress of the 70s.
Guys, met you at V99 and you both kindly signed my copy of Inertia Creeps, love the video and the song too. Didn’t know you were back in the studio until I heard the single on Radio1 today, can’t wait for the album!
Excelente, ya los estamos esperando en la Ciudad de México…. No existe mejor inicio de año 2010. Massive Attack Rifa y Rifa mucho.
sorry to be so dull – but what´s the name of the song along with this video? the vid is amazing by the way
También en Guadalajara,México estamos ansiosos de verles.
Excelente el nuevo álbum y esta canción es de las mejores.
Love U Massive Attack!
SIMPLICITY & REVELATION
Having sex in front of the camera, is a lot like being nude on nude beach. You mus remove the clothing which protects your virtue. Everyone is naked. It’s true freedom. And to swim naked is beyond Bliss. Imagine cool water all over your hot body. It’s like making to the ocean and vice versa.
I can not walk up and down the beach, but I can sit in my chair and be free. To remove your clothing is liberating.
I’ve made love to my boyfriend in front of the camera, but I could not watch it after wards. He could though and enjoyed it.
The music is fabulous and also “I Love The Girl”. Please come to Los Angeles. Air is here soon.
I love you guys eternally and I respect your Art. Also, please listen to Nineyears on Myspace under music. He worships you guys. ;)
Goddess and Druid Witch
PK– The song is called PARADISE CIRCUS and is on the new MA cd that comes out at the beginning of February.
What a fantastic audio track; I have to listen to more of this group; this is my very first time to ever hear them.
Is a fantastic song and a great video…woOw
بحب المداعبه الجنسيه والممارسه
I just cried when I saw this, so real, so simple, so close to what we are, near my skin and soul, and flesh and blood.
Thank you. Since I’m 14 years old (in the 1994) my life has your music as a soundtrack. You just make me cry. Once again. With this. So real. So near. Thank you MA.
this is genius, music and pictures, imagines are a perfect union!
The singer is Hope Sandoval the ex singer from Mazzy Star she is wanderful
Great song, great video. There’s nothing sexier than a confident woman. Her reflection and complete acceptance of who she is and what she has done is refreshing. Keep up the great work.
hmm… could have been an interesting musing on sexuality, aging, self-reflection, sadness, acceptance, defiance… but it’s sadly lacking in poetry… too heavy-handed. damn– the first 15 seconds set you up for something profound, and then it let’s you down. hope it’s not a metaphor for the new album…
Gorgeous song, beautiful video clip..
Classic Massive Attack…
Like a fist on my fu#@*ng face.
simply a poem. one of the most beautiful of recent years. what is amazing i how this brilliant song challenges all your feelings when watching such a video. and there is no interconnection with porn. telling this porn is an insult for this cult movie. what is an insult is the sui generis porn we are watching every day of our lifes in low-cost media…
beautiful, dreamy track…greatly anticipating the album and the live show in March. as to the video, unfortunately for me it freezes just after the halfway point (coitus interruptus!) so i can’t offer a true critique but of what i did see, i can say that i had no issue with it in any negative sense (i’ve seen the original film, it was actually the first “porn” film i ever saw all the way through way back in senior high school). in fact, it kinda turned me on. i know it ain’t PC and all but every once in a while it’s nice to drop the politics and just get down to business…thanks MA, your shit’s always great to fuck to!
Great music and a stunning clip. They belong together.
That was wonderful. It’s like a battle between reality and fiction… The music is just perfect, in my opinion one of their best, and the combination with simulated sex (which gives the impression that the act itself gives more pleasure than it actually does) makes us directly go to 7th heaven, or further… Loved it.
too bad : it’s not on the album :((
i tink this is a good track so emotive
mas que eso es una rola que te lleva a otra realidad
PLACEBO-PROTEGE MOI …
great video thou from Massive Attack
Great music to screw to……………..massive attack does it again :thumbup:
I think I would honestly buy an album of massive attack on the toilet… thats how much i love you guys….
Sexual Energy is the most important energy we have.
Chromosexual,I don’t think that is the message we should get unless we think that Massive Attack wants the world to have better sex.
MA – am I wrong to think that you guys are trying to push the moral envelope ?
Most impressively it that is the case, outlining the sex vs society problems.
I have to say , Placebo has done it first and their song is better from an erotic point of view. But then again, thats not your message, is it? Olkcohlick and many others think that you just want us to be horny
btw – live with me – my favorite..
es un documento visual exquisito, fiel a la propuesta estética de MA. El hard core en un contexto muy auténtico
Brilliant… the juxtaposition between her now watching herself then, her eyes reflecting the action, and the sense of pride mixed with sadness, the lyrics and the beat – hypnotic and moving. We are our own devil… well said.
Una pena lo de este video, realmente massive attack me ha decepcionado en si el nuevo album nada que ver super x y luego este video para levantar un poco la voz por que no esta sonando su musica.
BEAUTIFUL. THE TRUE IS ALLWAYS BEAUTIFUL
NO MORE DOMAINS IN WHICH TO EXPRES MUSIC,
Has anyone listen the song and see the video and analizd them as part of the same piece? i mean you see the video but can you feel and hear the music?… guys try it again… can you see how it relates? I totally loved it
Could have done WITHOUT the cum shot, the snake scene and the dude with the ’stache. Remind me to forget this link.
That’s really a great idea. Grandma talking about the explicit sex scenes she made 40 years ago, when she was about 35 years old. I know it’s just prejudice, but we really don’t expect that a woman her age talk about sex the way she does. As for the music, I love Hpe Sandoval, but I prefer everything on the previous version of this song, that was called Harpsichord. All of a sudden it’s just too fast and Hopes’s voice is not profound and misterious like the voice of that singer (sorry, I don’t know her name) whose video is available on the Net. In short: It’s not bad, it’s just not as beautiful as the the other one.
Back just to say I’ve discovered the name of the singer when the music was called harpsichord. her name is Yolanda Quartey. Marvelous velvet voice.
Taggart would sigh, they are. Will you wait for me? The entire San Sebastian swindle. What was happening to him? Why, yes, yes, of course. Shouldnt you want to find out the reasons? I am one of the dollarchasers, Dr. He turned and looked at her.
great track, although i have to say i liked the live version better. I was at their concert in Bucharest and when this song started you could feel that something awesome is gonna happen. it got quiet, all of a sudden everyone stopped to listen and we were all trippin’ to the same waves… video is also very interesting.
Anybody knows anything about this new video for “Paradise Circus”?
Is it official? Looks expensive, for sure more than 5000 Pound. :-)
A strange hopelessness threatened underneath the pleasant thrum of release, but he fought it off. Savous crushed Hyles mouth with his, bearing the shorter man down to the ground. For a heartbeat, Nialdlye thought shed fall into Radins embrace and that Savous would follow. Rhaes markings stood out on his black skin, almost glowing in the amply lit arena. They deserved to find comfort. So handsome, she thought, relatively sure that he wasnt listening. Im looking forward to seeing the spell myself. He pulled her from Gala into his own embrace. Eyrhaens here, he announced quietly to the room, waving for her to pass by him. I…didnt realize until recently thats what Id done, but its true. Her righteous rage dimmed, however, when she saw him flinch. Ive gotten better at controlling it. She groaned, twisting the wrists in Tykirs grasp, rotating the hips pinned under Lanthans weight. He was on his elbow now, his lips a breath away from hers. Over, he commanded with a light slap to the side of her hip. She frowned a little and squinted to get as best a look as she could. There is no blaming yourself for this, Nialdlye. So, I know how you might feel. As shed known she would, she melted. His eyes closed the rest of the way, tongue teasing her fingertips.
Epic!!!! I love the subtle rhythm. Simple = Strong. Perfectly balanced. Good video choice, sadly not for the children…
It’s Georgina Spelvin from The Devil In Miss Jones. The clips are form that movie as well.
Great!!! really super short………..
I like the track and the video, but it’s very sad
great video, it reminds me of metallica’s “turn the page”
paradise circus is such a great track, wish they could have played it at their awesome sydney opera house gig. never mind, the other tracks off heligoland were amazing. see the gig footage [11 tracks] go to youtube and put /coolhandluque after the dotcom.
I’m whackin’ like a chimp to the old lady at the start..
It’s what she would have wanted.
Wow…. Massive Attack, you guys always come out with great music & such interesting videos.
Wow! That’s Georgina Spelvin and the movie is her in The Devil In Miss Jones from 1973. At the time it was considered an “artistic” porno film and was shown in mainstream theaters. Many relevant directors today hold it in high regard due to how effective it was at breaking barriers. Crazy. MASSIVE ATTACK ARE CLEARLY JUST AS EFFECTIVE AT BARRIER BREAKING. Love them!
That’s so cute how you disable mouse buttons. How unprecious of you
I couldn’t find a forum section, so here goes:
Last night MA started their North American tour in Toronto. This is one of the first bands I’ve ever liked, and I have been a fan for the past 15 years. Yet, I have to say it was very disappointing.
Martina Topley Bird opened for them, and she did a wonderful job at keeping the crowd entertained. But following her act, we had to wait almost an hour listening to elevator music, standing squished in against each other, before MA showed up. And this wasn’t even in the front area. Two ppl fainted close to where I was, and at one point everyone around me was booing that band saying they were being disrespectful. And I think it was disrespectful to show up an hour late and oversell your concert to the extent that ppl faint.
You may see fit to delete this comment, but please note my friends and I walked out of this much-anticipated event for fear of being stampeded. The band owes us the courtesy of reading this comment, since we’ve thrown $60 a piece out the window to support them.
The irony is that I work as a concert reviewer for a number of publications…
from germany “geil”
massive fuck yea!!!!!!
This video is beautiful, truly. Thank you for sharing this with the world.
[...] So I’ve been very influenced lately by some incredible movies and media. For example, I very much enjoy this clip, which is an interview with Georgina Spelvin. “The Devil in Miss Jones” is a great porn film. And if you have a moment, I’d invite you to go ahead and view the clip. [...]
……she will love you like a fly, and will never love you again……….
this is popsong, so, and video too.
“we are our own devil” is excuse for taken place losers,i guees..coz some people break their life to fight with their own defects and sins…accept it as fact.
very good song and amazing video, we are our own devil, it’s true becase we choose to live in wich one’s hell :)
this is brilliant.
A monument once again. Both visually as well as the track. Absolutely thought provoking.
what is the movie or video
God Bless Georgina Spelvin and the Devil in Miss Jones…
I love erotica!!!
Wow, that’s amazing. A well-done, thoughtful video to a simply beautiful song. It’s my stand-out track on the CD.
more you do,less you learn.
maybe porn is new direction in art,ok,then can anyone tell where we all become with it…no,brain’s blocked,you cannot tell anything…you think you live out of all steretype in this world (including religion) but you just create another steretype…ridiculous…comprehension = zero
oh, now i’ve got a woody (at the office)
waste of a beautiful song…
I FORGOT THE LINK
It’s breathtaking. I think Massive Attack made a wonderful thing. They showed us that every disgusting thing we do in sex is really amazing and beauty. I hope every of you will see the beauty and enjoy it.
aha, for some people cannibalism is very amazing and beauty…you should read psychiatric book’s…
massive attack didn’t made something by itself, absolutely…and as you maybe know humanity always doing the same mistakes..
Very nice in my opinion :)
wow thats great, love it.
I got an incredible amount from this video. I won’t go into detail but, the video just spoke to me. I can’t even describe how grateful I am for this. Thank you.
The woman is amazing , how she talks and the images are strong and really fits with the text of the song.
The video talks by itself…
Congratulations , the result is a beautiful video.
This video is wonderful. This woman was doing something that she DIDNT love, to be in something that she DID love. She is in love with the camera. The screen hightens her, makes her feel like who she really is. She can see a part of herself that she cant see while being in any other situation. She is in love with the science. The Nature. “We are our own devils.” Meaning that we can put ourselves in situations that we arent attracted to, in order to be associated with something that fatally attracts us. What a successful message this video has. 5/5
The Devil in Miss Jones!! I watched in 90´s in a porn cinema here in São Paulo…
Remember those crazy nights with this great Massive Attack song is amazing!!
MA steps into the prophetic realm with this track, not judging but displaying the nature of where we are, what we have become and how we got here. In the end we have no one to blame for ourselves if we sell the beautiful aspects of our lives short.
Not sure that I agree that it is unfortunate that as a species we are so easily able to escape pain as the song suggests, but it is certainly true that when we have endless forms of entertainment at our disposal, we tend to lose the value of who we are and what we mean to each other. We are less willing to endure the pains of life and find ourselves flitting from one preoccupation to the next. We can easily slip into an unconscious drift – that is both satisfying and disorienting. When your feet aren’t on the ground, you have no idea how hard the ground will come up to meet you when the party is over.
The song is about the collapse of the human experience. The loss of maturity that comes from the unbridling effects of affluence. What will happen when the wine stops flowing – will we ever be able to face sobriety, or will we pursue deeper forms of medication? MA has always written songs about the folly of immaturity, but also it’s magnetic draw and the tensions between those two lifestyles.
The question missing from this interview – right after she gives the excellent rumination on the orgasm, I would have loved to know if she ever had a real one on camera or if she just gave the camera what it asked for. She mentions earlier that she could not drum up the energy needed when she was a prostitute – the missing answer to this question is something that might have added a lot to this video.
One of the beautiful things about the song – the idea that love is a sin for those who feel it most – the one who takes it all – when cheap gratification is constantly available – when we don’t work for our joy – love becomes a cheap commodity rather than a gift. And when love is built on what you get – it is like the love of a fly – it lands, takes what it can get, and leaves.
This video was certainly worth doing. I wish I could share it and discuss it with a wider audience.
For those who want more, I found this great youtube posting of a full-scale interview of her in the late 90s… again, NSFW but intriguing.
Old lady is cute but , this is disgusting. I’m not a prude but this is fucking tasteless. I feel bad for that poor snake.
Very beautiful track !!! Very very very!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you!!!
i love this song but, i hope this isnt suppose to be some inspiration to have sex n to stick things like this in your mind cus young adult even older than 18 can easily get influenced by stuff like this, specially when they read n hear that this is what ‘beautiful’ is. its bad enough we got whores n porn in this world n even though we all obviously know they end up in hell n exploiting sex other than two ppl in a relationship privately, they still do this. its been goin on for decades all this porn being an art crap that it literally brainwashes everybody thinking that its normal, just cus its been goin on for so long, that this world is just fucked. no ones mind can be right now cus its everywhere n hardly anybody will agree with you that watching females being demoralized (at their own will at that..) just isnt..beautiful…its sad that ppl think it is, those are the ones that either should go out there n do that themselves n see if they feel ‘beautiful’. ppl should prove their damn points in a more careful way cus not everybody will look at things like u n u never know u might actually be hurting someone. nothing u can be proud of or good comes outta porn so stop twistin it tryina make a good point out of it in goin this far.
Fucking amazing video. Really excellent discussion of what it means to be a performer in the pornography industry, the editing was flawless, the generational aspect of this performer is captured brilliantly.
I liked the song alot even though I did not know what it meant.
It felt a little eerie a little dark, but it was comforting. something about the beats, something about the cooing melody.
If the song was indeed inspired by that retired porn star’s experiences, tbh, it did detract from the good vibe I got from the song. just imo.
the devil in miss jones FTW
Really explicit content for my taste, but a wonderful song though
Very explicit but amazing the video and song!
Love isn’t sin if you do it in normal way. All things that showed in this video – it’s not love, and it’s not normal because this is treachery against human nature (and it’s pursued by the law). And don’t even try mix love with porn, it’s different things. If this one of MA positions – so, it’s pity. Main point now – in their responsibility and whether they realize it? I don’t think so.
It’s still brilliant and beautiful after almost a year after viewing. Thank you.
The experience is not determined by what you show, but by how you show it.
This was a good experience, but I wonder if I moraly reject the things that were shown.
a play on a play on a play on a play… I love the separation of mind from sex; and it is made sharper by the lyrics. This struggle is always present anyways in sex, and this juxtaposition of her reflection, at her age, makes the separation very sharp, while the song weaving the words also has this brick-wall feeling as skips between spoken prose and dreamy music. The distance is amplified again as she reflects on her own thoughts at the time; her own performance, the separation between what we, the viewer, might see or feel and what she, the performer might see or feel. So here we are, with this explicit sexual material of another era, shocked maybe, or interested, but definately viewing through the peephole of time at things that were normal then (the ornate doors of entrance, the “white wedding” dress to start, playing with the snake symbolism and all the glorious hair – but also the decadence of the surroundings – the dirty old tub, the loft and low lighting, the luxurious fabrics.. the kind of clumsy theme of sin). It takes us back – stages this sexual performance in a cultural moment that is not today, which then pulls up today’s sexual performances sharply and makes us wonder what, about today, is lurid, laughable, performed; or maybe, as she indicates, lost in that moment beyond time. Meanwhile, the lyrics tempt us with the accusation that we avoid at our convenience. Who is lying to whom? And is sex the same as orgasm? Not for nothing it was called “the little death”. What is the real text here? And just as an aside, she is gorgeous – today. Wish I would be so beautiful and sexually open at her age.
This is truely a brilliant music video and song… infact I fell in love to this song at the beggining of the year…oh and I know this is rather late but I think we can all agree that Burnsey’s comment about “sex is a natural function’ proves he/she has probably never realy experienced good sex… or is possibly sexless… its all well and fine to throw biology into an argument buddy, but you cannot realy deny the fact that people’s Psychology has a huge role to play when it comes to sex otherwise porn would be to people having sex only… if there even would be porn, but instead we have a myriad of genres etc that play to the minds desires of different people, and please leave your anti religeous Prejudice at the door, this is art in its on way infact porn itself can be considered art…. I think you are completely misguided and are possibly robotic if you have no dark sexual fantasy… most people do…
but then thats just my opinion.
The fact that we still view sex as intimate and sincere and perhaps even a little bit dark is what stops it from becoming a “natural function” like eating or breathing. If sex were just an arb occurance then there’d be nothing special about it. We’d have nothing left to portray the depths of emotions and desire. Thank goodness it’s not just a “natural function!”
But… This is no porn you uptight people! In my opinion, there is nothing sexually arousing in this video and nothing except a couple of naked women that implies that anyone would interpret it as such. To me, porn is visualized sex, and this is not. Stop being such moralists, just because American TV censors naked women doesn’t mean you should.
Also, really nice song. I like it a lot.
The song and the video go so well together. Having re-read and listend to the lyrics…it is powerful…i love it….i adore MA
i just love this track!! any1 knows where i can find the parts of the track? i would like to make a remix
what film is this song in ??
sorry aabout the miss spelling this is what i ment to say i have to say with all the videos out there all the shit we get stuck with this is the best i have seen in years the video is freakin awsome the BEST I LOVE IT the REALITY the TRUTH the VISUAL i saw the other video to this song i thought what th bleep thats not what i expected that sucks the reason i say that is because i watched the misfits tv series and heard the song and fell in love with it the song. when i watched the real video i feel even more in love with the song if only all songs and videos where this good
thank you keep up the good work
Hiya’ll friends ! Can someone help me ? Does anybody know where is the round building seen in the “Paradise Circus” video? The one with the Sufi twisting dancers. Thank you very much for your help !
Is an amazing video that show to us how can we live in Sin… Excellent Video-Art Work!
I believe that it’s an amazing clip, I do not think that people should make comments about this clip as it is still art – it is creative writing, sound and image connected together, it’s brute reality, pure reality, why are we so ashamed of all this? it is not disgusting, we all do it. the fact that massive attack made this just shows how important is for them to connect people between them and with the music. just let it get you.
This is holistic art. I’m so glad, there still is.
Thank you guys
Vert interesting seeing and hearing from her after so many years ago, brilliant!
You know what it takes to call a movie a porn movie? the way the sex is recorded.
Yes, there are presented porn movies, but this mix is… art.
This film led me to her book ‘The Devil Made Me Do It’, which she signed. She’s a lovely lady. Yes, she’s Georgina Spelvin.
Wow!, just Wow. This is just one of the best videos ever. I loved the song already but this is an outstanding work. “We are our own devil”. I don’t know the lady but it’s pure genius, thank you for this.
dark ,briliant, masterpiece,pure ,one of the best songs and videos ever……….
continue with the the good work on the blog. Do like it! :p Could use some more frequent updates, but i’m sure you got more or better things to do like we all do. :)
What a beautiful and amazing piece of art!!!!
I “knew” the song. I just watched the vid.
Frankly, I think, the whole just gave me the tools to mend my damaged vision and feeling about sex, due to porn.
Thank you for bringing me to think outside the frame. =)
I hope I could find the audio including the interview… not only a touching song but a heart full video, we all find our courage to do difficult things in something. She had the camera…
the song and video are so erotic. probably it’s the most erotic and sexual combination of them ever. congratulations, you make me wanna watching video and listen to song all the time.
Really nice mini documentary ,photography in this movie seems quite unique, i wish all modern x-rated flicks were like this one.
Paradise Circus is one of my favourite tune!! Cheers from france.
I know this video already for a long time, and only today decided to say my thoughts)
Well, I wasn’t shocked by it, no, I see a deeper sense here. Maybe I am wrong, but I feel the sadness with the desire at the same time, just look in the eyes of this old lady, she looks at herself when she was young and she never regrets about playing in porn, there is only a regret that her youth is in the past. But this woman is so bright, I mean her inner world, she is sincere and her eyes are absolutely sinless. I would never be such kind of snob who can blame her for what she did, I would only blame her if she ruined some family with her skills in reality but not on the screen)) I mean, for me the sin is when you make something bad to somebody, hurt somebody, but she didn’t, she just enjoyed her youth, her body and as she says, the work with camera.
That’s were my first thoughts about the video+music, and now, already for a year I feel the same.
P.s. the music of MA is always beyond any expectations, I feel like I was born with this music inside me) It is the main soundtrack of my life already for 13 years!
This is a wonderful piece of film and music.
Bellissimo. BRAVI!!! You are always beyond everyone else.
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