After toasting to the anti-douchebags in her “Raise Your Glass” video, P!nk treads similar thematic ground in her brand new video, “F****** Perfect.” Only this time around, she does a 180 from the light “Don’t get fancy / just get dance-y” message of that party jam and, instead, reminds the section of her fanbase that are suffering from the repercussions of having a negative self-image that things do, indeed, get better.
The song recalls the likes of R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts” and Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful,” other powerful anthems that carried an empowerment message meant to remind us all that no matter how dire things may seem, there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel. “F****** Perfect” follows the plight of a young woman (actress Tina Majorino, who you might recall from Napoleon Dynamite) who has been bullied by both teachers and mean girls while growing up and found the pressure to be “cool” overwhelming to the point where she considers taking her own life. We won’t spoil the ending of the video for you but, suffice to say, our protagonist does finally find an outlet where her talents can shine.
Before we let you go, we’d like to pass along this personal note from none other than P!nk herself about why the subject matter of this song and video is so important to her: