Lea Michele's New 'On My Way' Video Tries Way Too Hard (WATCH)

Lea Michele On My WayHow many times does a girl have to arch her back and stick her bum out before she's officially trying too hard? There may not be an exact number, but Lea Michele definitely achieved it in her latest music video "On My Way."

It's the second hit off her debut album Louder, following the wrenching ballad "Cannonball." The music video for that one was really good and definitely broke the Glee-tastic Rachel Berry mode we're used to seeing Lea in. But it's almost like she wanted to prove she could be serious and deep in the first one, and now she just wants to go all-out sexy.

She grinds on a door. She struts in bed. She's wet in a bathtub. At one point champagne explodes. It's like she took every sexual cliche and wrapped it all up in one music video. There are bananas, you guys. And she's jumping on the bed. Girls licking popsicles. Full-on bend-and-snap head flips. Pillow fighting occurs, and a kitten makes an appearance. It's a lot of a lot.

More from The Stir: Lea Michele Opens Up About 'Legends of Oz' & What's Next for 'Glee' (VIDEO)

It's actually kind of painful to watch just because Lea Michele is so much better than this. And I really like the song! Who hasn't felt this way about love before -- "When my head tells me no, my heart tells me yes"? Or, "My heart's too drunk to drive, but I'm on my way to you"?

It's a great song, totally upbeat and fun, but this video kills it. Lea is one of those rare triple threats, and she's likeable. She doesn't have to go all "sexy beast" on us to be relevant. She's talented. Very talented. This cheapens it, in my opinion.

On the plus side, at least she didn't twerk and she kept her tongue in her mouth. There's still hope for her!

Do you think Lea's trying too hard in "On My Way"?

 

Image via Mike Ownby/Flickr

glee

16 Comments

To add a comment, please log in with

Use Your CafeMom Profile

Join CafeMom or Log in to your CafeMom account. CafeMom members can keep track of their comments.

Join CafeMom or Log in to your CafeMom account. CafeMom members can keep track of their comments.

Comment As a Guest

Guest comments are moderated and will not appear immediately.

Laura Fortune

I really wanted to hate it. But I don't.

Chelsea Sowers Smith

She's clearly trying to break away from that sweet, bubbly, innocent girl she's been depicted as on Glee. Like Miley, she's trying to break away from being a adorable star to a sexy mature woman. Let's hope this is as bad as it gets!

nonmember avatar mememe

She always tries too hard. Haven't you ever seen her on a red carpet?

nonmember avatar yeah...not alwa

Let's not forget that a lot of this video has to do with the director as well, the singer is not completely in control. She can dance and act as sexy as she wants, but the director and tech decide on the final cut, putting any combinations of clips together. I think it is sexy and NOT over the top sexy, either.

nonmember avatar Samantha marie

Look like she's having fun! I've seen far more scandalous music videos then this. She did great.

Charl... Charlyla2

I can't take it. I got 30 seconds in and had to shut it off. I love her voice. It's so natural and real unlike a lot of popstars so why does she have to act like every other popstar? The video is dumb. The song isn't good. Her talent is being wasted.

Tara Lynn Ryan

I think she was having fun with it!!! She deserves to after all she has been threw! This article is being too harsh. " There are bananas guys" - its an ice cream.. get over it.

Ashyb... Ashybaby13

No that was terrible. Gah it's just weird. How is it sexy to dance on inanimate objects?

kaffe... kaffedrikke

She doesn't need to act sexy, she just is. She's a dream to look at and listen too.

nonmember avatar Jade

Just let her be every one has that one moment and it's just different because that's not how we see her but that's how she sees herself and maybe she's always had that's in her and just finally let it out and she not trying too hard she always gives it her all just stop judgeing people for who they are it's not like you're flacking perfect either

1-10 of 16 comments 12 Last