Milla Jovovich – ‘Gentleman Who Fell'

There’s nothing like being 13, sitting in your room and listening to that song that literally speaks to your heart. The other day I was reminded of one such song and I was immediately transported to my old bedroom, complete with R.I.P. Kurt Cobain posters and a reversible forest green/burgundy comforter. Nobody could understand the magnitude of my woes. Nobody except maybe Milla.

You may not know that Milla Jovovich – model, actress and all around gorgeous person – makes music. “Gentleman Who Fell” was the big single off of her first album and takes us back to the alternative glory days of 1994, when she was just 19. My older sister introduced me to the song and  Milla’s soulful words and haunting voice reached out to my yearning, adolescent soul. I was hooked.

There are a couple versions of the video, but this seems to be the official one. Film school nerds will appreciate (or eyeroll) the homage to Maya Deren’s Meshes of the Afternoon, and everyone else can appreciate the extreme close ups of Milla’s eyes.  This video isn’t about spectacle or special effects or other trickery. It’s about the music, man! With MTV’s Alternative Nation stamp of approval on it – what can be better? Not much.

So put on a flannel, get cozy and enjoy a little throwback to a time when things definitely weren’t better. But thanks to songs like these, the sting of being thirteen was softened just enough. If you need me I’ll just, uh, be in my room.

  • Rebecca Lynn

    I’m sorry, I have to “omg” here. I loved this song forever ago and never knew it was MIla Jovovich. After watching Dummy, though, I always think, “Man, she can sing.” Guess I’m not the only one who ever thought that.

  • Jo-Ana Dolojan Chase

    I’d just like to say that this prompted me to purchase the whole album – Divine Comedy – from Amazon. I had it on tape back in the day…Oh, man…Thanks for bringing back some crazy memories :)

  • Ashley Lynn Cook

    I love Milla, she’s incredible….and GORGEOUS…::jealous:: lol 😀

  • Kate Harmer

    Dude, Bridget, I had that comforter too!

  • Ingrid Henny

    Had to download it too. Where are my green Doc Martens and purple hair? Let’s reconnect.

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