Critics from E!, NY Mag, and
have all commended the video for its raw emotion, Rihanna's decision to show herself without make-up, clothes, or editing, and, to quote the Times, its "bleak allure." And we agree on all of those fronts. But, what's not being said is this: Throughout the course of the four-minute video, we're entirely unable to divorce ourselves, and our viewing experience, from our implicit knowledge of her personal life.
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