Ricky Martin took it all off for a new video clip promoting his upcoming comeback concert tour. Martin, who recently came out as gay, goes nude in the video, but keeps it classy. The video is revealing rather than racy and we love the simplicity and minimalism of the promo.
The two-minute video titled “My Skin Talks” was directed by Martin’s friend Dago Gonzales. In the Ricky Martin nude video, the singer is shown naked in various positions on a white lit floor. Digital tattoo messages slowly appear on his skin with inspirational phrases such as “find yourself” and “forgive” in Spanish writhing over his body.
The nude video was shot as a promo for Martin’s new Black & White tour. Martin posted a link to the video on his Twitter feed.
We like it. Not only do we get to see a whole lot of Ricky Martin’s gorgeous bod, but we also feel a real emotional connection to the message he is trying to evoke in the video. Coming out as gay, after so many years of struggle to come to grips with his sexual identity, was a rebirth for Martin and this video is an artful tribute to that.
Well, it’s about damn time. Latin singer Ricky Martin has come out of the closet at last and officially confirmed what most of the world pretty much already knew. Yep, Ricky Martin is gay. Or, as he puts it, a “fortunate homosexual man.”
Ricky Martin posted the not-news of his gayness on his official website on Monday and blasted a link to the news to fans via his Twitter account. “Today is my day, this is my time, and this is my moment,” Martin said. “These years in silence and reflection made me stronger and reminded me that acceptance has to come from within and that this kind of truth gives me the power to conquer emotions I didn’t even know existed.
Martin ended his post by writing he is “proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am.” Well, yeah, it would suck to be an unfortunate homosexual man we guess.
If most of you out there hadn’t already guess Ricky Martin was gay by now, we wonder what dark rock you were hiding under. The fact that he went and had twin kids via a surrogate should have been the glaring gay clue.
“This is just what I need, especially now that I am the father of two beautiful boys that are so full of light and who, with their outlook, teach me new things every day. To keep living as I did up until today would be to indirectly diminish the glow that my kids where [sic] born with,” Martin wrote in his website blog post.
Looks like Ricky Martin is now “Livin’ La Vida Loca” out and shaking it for all the public to see now. Good luck with your now official proud gay self Ricky!