Sabrina Carpenter Channels “Legally Blonde” for Her “Sue Me” Music Video

The 19-year-old singer is bringing us from the classroom to the courts with her sassy new video.

If you love the legendary Legally Blonde film series and the equally iconic singer Sabrina Carpenter, then we have a lot in common, dear reader. This unique combination is practically my entire personal brand. But with the music video release for the artist’s new track “Sue Me,” those two brilliant worlds join together for one absolutely epic audio-visual treat.

“Sue Me” is a standout track from Sabrina’s recently-released third album, Singular: Act IIt’s sassy, smart, and practically overflowing with shimmering self-confidence, which makes it a girl power winner all around.

But for its movie-worthy music video, Sabrina (with a little help from her real-life BFF, actress Joey King) shows how important re-claiming your self worth after a trying time really is.

The song is about bouncing back after a breakup and winding up fiercer than before, and this video (directed by Lauren Dunn) brilliantly brings that concept to life.

The journey feels loosely inspired by Elle Woods’ memorable journey in Legally Blonde. All the key scenes are there, Sabrina-fied: the sunny pool, the boring classrooms, the dramatic courtrooms and more importantly, self-fulfilling excellence in lieu of revenge.

“It was so fun channeling Elle Woods for the music video. I wish we could have gotten away with even more if it weren’t a legal issue, ironically,” Carpenter told Celeb Secrets exclusively at WiLD 94.9’s Jingle Ball in San Francisco. “It was a dream come true of mine because when I wrote that song I was like ‘wow, this would be the ultimate music video if I would ever be allowed to do it,’ and the fact that we got to was really fun. [Legally Blonde] is one of my favorite movies and it couldn’t have fit better with the story that I was telling.”

The only way this music video could possibly be any better is if, after 100 consecutive replays it came with an honorary law degree. Just a suggestion.

Make sure to check out Sabrina Carpenter’s “Sue Me” music video above, and leave us all of your reactions below!

*This post was updated on December 4, 2018.

Written by Kristine Hope Kowalski

Kristine is a writer and celebrity entertainment news journalist with a specific obsession with Nickelodeon + Disney Channel shows, boy bands, K-Pop, Broadway, and international series dramas. If she's not writing or tucked away in a good book, she is most likely traveling the world and spamming her friends' Instagram feeds with photos from her adventures. Kristine has a BA in Comparative Literature from Rutgers University (2011), and an MA in Interdisciplinary Humanities and Social Thought from NYU (2013). She is currently pursuing her second Master's in Journalism at Harvard.