Björk - Pagan Poetry
This video is amazing! Still one of my favorite songs ever. And that dress is major Alexander McQueen shazzamity!
The music video for “Pagan Poetry”, directed by Nick Knight, is about “a woman preparing herself for marriage and for her lover”. It was also one of Björk’s most controversial because of the highly blurry images of explicit sex it contains, including fellatio and ejaculation, and also images of big needles sewing pearls to the skin. It features Björk in a dress designed by Alexander McQueen, covering only the lower portion of her body. The upper portion of the dress seems to be pearls pierced to her skin. The video was banned by MTV in the United States, but was eventually shown in unedited form on MTV2 in a presentation of the “20 Most Controversial Music Videos”.