Janet Jackson’s Love Will Never Do (Without You) was more than a video, here Janet came into her own.
The video was directed by iconic photographer Herb Ritts and choreographed by Ritts, Jackson and Tina Landon on September 13, 1990. Jackson originally planned to wear a dress for the video, but Ritts envisioned Jackson in nothing more than a black top, a pair of jeans, and blond hair. The video features cameos by actors/models Antonio Sabato Jr. and Djimon Hounsou.
Janet Jackson – Love Will Never Do (Without You)
Ritts commented, “Because Janet is known for her instinctive talent for dance, as well as being an all around entertainer, Janet and I decided to try something innovative on the video. The video is a departure from her elaborate dance production routines and focuses, instead, on her alone, She is fresh, sensual, womanly and vulnerable as she reveals herself to the camera. We wanted to show this intimate and more personal side of Janet”