There’s something about pop divas that drives Channing Tatum to dance in drag — remember his performance as Beyoncé on Lip Sync Battle? — and fans can thank Pink for proving that once again.
In her new music video for “Beautiful Trauma,” Pink plays the not-so-perfect, pill-popping ’50s housewife to Tatum’s lazy, flask-loving husband. But hey, at least this guy has moves! Around one minute and 15 seconds in, the couple breaks up the hell of relationship monotony with a thrilling dance routine (think more La La Land than, say, Magic Mike).
Then they challenge gender norms: Pink is thrilled to see her husband wearing her clothing in the closet. After giving Tatum the finishing touch with a swipe of her bright red lipstick, Pink slips into an old-school gangster costume for some cheeky choreography. (Nice twirl, Tatum!) Though the following S&M scene is tame compared to everything Madonna did in the early ’90s, it’s clear that Pink knows how to work that Bettie Page wig.
It’s been a busy few days for Pink, who performed “Beautiful Trauma” — the title track off her seventh studio album, out now — while scaling the side of a building in Los Angeles at the American Music Awards on Sunday. Elsewhere during the show, the singer-songwriter performed an emotional rendition of R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts” with Kelly Clarkson and was criticized for her supposed reaction to Christina Aguilera’s Whitney Houston tribute.
“Beautiful Trauma” follows the release of “What About Us” and “Revenge,” Pink’s headline-grabbing duet with Eminem.
Watch her new clip above.