Jennifer Lopez is learning to pole dance on Instagram and everyone is here for it
Anyone who's ever tried to pole dance will attest to the fact that it's a lot harder than it looks. Exotic dancers, quite frankly, don't get enough credit. Pole dancing requires not only talent, but a lot of upper body strength. In short, it's as valid a performance art as any other - the only difference is that it's considered a lot sexier than the likes of, say, ballet and hip hop.
And because it's a sexy performance art, those who excel at it usually adhere to society's narrow beauty standards. But, as we've learned in recent years, just because someone is a little older than what would have once been deemed the "right" age to be sexy, doesn't mean that they still can't get tongues wagging. Case in point, 49-year-old Jennifer Lopez.
The singer and actress was recently filmed by beau Alex Rodrigez strutting her stuff on a pole. He shared the sexy clip to his Instagram story, and in it, the 43-year-old can be heard saying "woo" as she JLo swings around the pole.
To see how incredible JLo's body still looks at 49, check out the clip for yourself below:
While the exact location of JLo's private show is not known, the Daily Mail has speculated that it was recorded in a Miami gym.
In the clip, Jenny from the Block can be seen receiving instructions from a trainer about how to position herself next to the pole for a move. After faltering a little, JLo goes onto pull it off effortlessly - much to Rodrigez' delight.
While, on a first glance, it might appear that JLo has taken up pole dancing as a form of exercise, in reality, she is preparing for her latest movie, Hustlers - which, as it stands, has no official release date.
The 49-year-old is clearly working as hard as ever for her role in it, and she shared pictures of herself working on her upper body strength too - a key requirement to being able to successfully work a pole.
Hustlers, which is being directed by Lorene Scafaria, centers around former strip club employees (hence the pole dancing) who, after the financial crisis, "turn the tables" on their former Wall Street clients, Variety reports.
"The film is an empathetic look at women and men, our gender roles, what we're valued for, what we've been told is our value in every movie, TV show, every corner of culture," Scafaria revealed.
Well, if this clip is anything to go by, viewers are in for a treat!