Ariana Grande Goes Star Trek in ‘Break Free’ Video

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By Kevin Rutherford

Know those campy, so-bad-they’re-great sci-fi films with oddball storylines and laughable costumes and sets?

If you’ve ever wanted to mash that up with Ariana Grande in a music video, you got your wish tonight (Aug. 12).

The 21-year-old released her hotly anticipated video for “Break Free” Tuesday evening, and like Grande teased, it’s a full-on homage to the B-movie cult classic Barbarella. Grande plays a space operative whose mission is simple: kill the bad aliens by any means possible, break out of their tentacled clutches and drive off into the (space) horizon with Zedd, who’s featured on the song.

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Unlike, say, Guardians of the Galaxy, where the aliens are often computer-generated and seamless in their transition to the big screen, Grande went for the very unbelievable alien costumes of decades ago, which makes the video all the more entertaining – and perhaps a new favorite video for that Star Trek geek out there who also happens to really, really love Ariana Grande.

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