I might not be the first person to point this out, but Katy Perry’s video for “The One That Got Away” is an instant reminder of Patti Smith’s memoir “Just Kids.” Like Patti Smith, Perry’s video shows a young woman falling hopelessly in love with an artist. While the video has always been both sad and beautiful, the director’s cut of the video was released this week. It’s like seven minutes of pure, extended heartbreak.
The director’s cut wasn’t a huge secret — it was shown right before advanced screenings of “My Week With Marilyn.” But now, it’s available for all to see and possibly shed many tears to.
Watch the video here: