The French director Stéphane Sednaoui, who also did "Give It Away
" and "Scar Tissue
," directed the video. Sednaoui started off as a still photographer, and some of his first videos were for the Chili Peppers. For "Breaking the Girl," he created a surreal landscape where the band wore flowing garments and body paint. With vibrant, constantly shifting colors, the look is both childlike and psychedelic.
During the breakdown, Flea does an interpretive dance with tremendous passion.