If video clip director Jad Sawaya is king of soft porn, his countryman Salim el Turk is the sultan of the M/S variety. El Turk loves to have his men thrashed around, beaten, and branded with hot iron by women. He did it to Yuri Mrakadi a couple of years ago and is doing it now to Aziz Abdo, former Mr. Lebanon and prominent member of the "we-can't-sing-a-note-if-our-lives-depended-on-it- but-we-can-let-it- all-hang-out" school of entertainment.
So Aziz, who had one dance floor hit called "Jaw Jnoun," goes to Salim with this new song that says: "you started the fire. bla bla. But I'll never love anyone else no matter what" Salim thinks, man, what a cliche. How can we make this visually interesting and get the most out of Aziz well-toned body and the least of his voice." Here's how:
Aziz arrives home and gives his woman the cold shoulder. Shot of him undressing to take a bath. Another shot of him naked in the bathtub. She disrobes, joins him in the bathtub. Some soft focus of them making out in the past. Shot of him getting out of the bathtub. But that is the boring part.
After the bath, he's still playing hard to get. But then a fantasy hits him. Hard. Suddenly, he is in a torture chamber, his woman transformed into a dominatrix. A shot of him in a hospital ward, surrounded by nurses in skimpy outfits poking at his body. Then they all prance around together. Back to torture. The woman brands him on the neck with some hot, phallic looking equipment. Images of a tribe of amazons hovering menacingly. Then a close up of his face all bruised and bloodied. Back to reality. He's in bed with her, making up. We leave, out of respect for their privacy.
Next time I hear someone say "love is torture," a bloodied, bruised, burned, and naked Aziz Abdo will come to mind. That is torture.