Selena Gomez is going full horror for her new project with director Petra Collins. While the two have worked together in the past on some of Gomez’s music videos (most notably for “Fetish”), their new project, A Love Story, well make your skin crawl.
Collins posted a clip of the project on his Instagram on Wednesday, and it’s definitely bizarre. It shows Gomez taking a bath with a disembodied face, and while it’s not exactly clear what’s going on, it is clear that something unsettling is happening.
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A Love Story dir by mee 🎥 lil short with @selenagomez 🥀 u can watch excerpts from it on IGTV on my profile⛓ bts: @monibelle dp: @kevinhayden prop master: @sarahsitkin set: @davidjameswhite_ cd: @nathanmitchell_ edited by : @sofia___________ producded by: @itsevaevans @anchor_light first ac: @kudos2yuya written by: @realmelissabroder wrangler lol : @annaballins
The short film will seemingly be in conjunction with IGTV, Instagram’s new video platform that will allow filmmakers (and others) to upload hour-long videos, similar to YouTube. While the project has yet to be released, Collins did upload a few other clips to his Instagram story, including one where Gomez eats frosting off her legs with a butcher’s knife and another where she sucks on a human(?) eyeball.
Melissa Broder, author of The Pisces and So Sad Today, revealed that she’s also helping with the short film, so you know it’s going to be weird af (and somehow also perfect). Broder is known for her nihilistic wit and dark humor, which I’m sure will translate into the film somehow.
It’s a new era for Selena Gomez, and I’m already loving it.