July 3, 2010
It may have only lasted for as long as the video cameras were
rolling, but the chemistry we saw between Michael and Naomi
Campbell in 1992?s steamy In The Closet-definitely one of the
sexiest romps to ever be captured on camera-was very real. At
least, we know from Naomis end that she would have liked
to have carried it beyond the cameras. Michael was
somewhat more evasive on the subject, but if you observe the
photos and body language from the video shoot-well, lets
just put it this way. He obviously wasnt hating it.
The video conjures up every reason why average people love to
hate celebrities. Imagine getting paid big bucks just to romp
around in an exotic desert setting with a half-clothed Naomi
Campbell, or Michael Jackson at the peak of his sexiest era,and
with a bod more ripped than wed ever been privileged to
It was the one time that Michael actually hit the gym for a
video shoot, as well as the studio, and the results were
lala stunning. And with his hair pulled back completely from
his gorgeous, chiseled face, we finally got to see some of those
fine Native American features that normally our eyes were never
drawn to. No wonder Naomi was sprung! And according to Michael,
the primitive desert heat was exciting. Yes. Especially
when you have Naomi sashaying around in that little white skirt!
Well, theres a funny story I heard that Im going
to relate to you, and no, I cannot verify it with a link-sorry.
Just trust me on this. I heard it from another board, and there
was some debate as to whether the story was true as told. But
regardless of whether you believe it or not, the story is hilarious.
It goes like this:
Michael comes off the set of In The Closet and into the makeup
trailer. He seems very agitated; a little embarrassed and upset.
Karen Faye asks whats wrong.
Naomi, Michael says. She keeps talking dirty
Karen: Tell her to stop.
Michael: She wont.
Karen: Tell her again. She goes on to tell him he
has to be more aggressive and forceful.
A little while later, Michael is back again. Still upset with
Naomi. She wont stop. She keeps talking dirty.
Karen: Well what exactly is it shes saying?
Michael: “I can’t tell you. It’s too bad to say.”
At this point (again, Im merely repeating the story as
it was told) Karen is almost amused and making a joke of it.
She tells Michael hes a big boy and should be able to
handle the situation. Tell her to stop doing it.
Sometime later, Michael is back again, still complaining about
Naomi and her nasty talk. Again, Karen asks what
exactly is it that shes saying. Finally badgered into
confessing, Michael looks very embarrassed and says, She
said she wants to suck my d_______.
Karen: Well you tell her I said she cant.
Personally, I dont know what to make of the story. Its
funny, but I have a hard time buying that Michael would have
been too awkward and naive to handle the situation himself.
Nor do I think he wouldve minded in the least being talked
dirty to by Naomi (but who knows, maybe he wanted Karen to think
he minded-in fact, knowing Michaels wicked sense of humor,
it wouldnt surprise me in the least if he wouldnt
have enjoyed pitting the two women against each other, just
to see the fireworks fly).
Perhaps this story also explains why their simulated oral sex
scene in the video was so steamy! (Yes, there is such a scene!
Watch the video and pause it at 2:30 and again at 4:46!).
And the fun part is knowing that what we see
in the finished video was only a very small portion of what
was actually filmed. Watching the outtakes, the making
of vids, and seeing the sexy stills made, its obvious
the entire shoot was nothing more than a mini-porno! A tasteful
one, to be sure, and no one took their clothes off (at least,
not ON camera) but given the climate, is it any wonder hormones
were riding high?
For the record, Naomi never said publicly that she wanted to
go down on Michael (of course she wouldnt say that)but
she did confess to wanting to kiss him-bad. At the time the
video was being filmed, it was a hot topic about all of the
heat that was being generated in the desert-and they werent
talking about the sun!
Shots Like This Blurred The Boundaries Between Music Video and
Oh, and it gets even better! Do you want to know how they wrapped
things up when the shoot was done? Would you believe
whipped cream fight?
A fight with whipped cream? Wait a minute, whose idea was that
(Ill never guess! Im sure it had to have been none
other than Mr. I-Love-A-Piefight himself!). Now could it possibly
get any sexier (and kinkier) than that? And if Michael didnt
mind spraying whipped cream all over Naomi Campbell, I think
we can be rest assured he probably wasnt too adverse to
the idea of
lets just say, cleaning up afterward.
Whew! Is it getting hot in here, or is it just me?
See just how hot things got in this Making Of In The Closet
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