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===Video Reception===
 
===Video Reception===
The New York Times wrote that the video:
 
 
"''takes everything that’s cheesily exuberant about 'Flashdance' and condenses (and intensifies) it into a sly and primally satisfying four minutes. As a music video should, it exists to serve the song. Most significantly, though, the 'I’m Glad' video creates its own world separate from that of 'Flashdance'. Ms. Lopez has taken what’s thrilling about the movie - the idea of a working-class girl who makes her mark on the world – and presented it as a buffed-up fairy-tale version of her own career. And yet she’s wise enough to know that, in a music video, style can be used as a kind of substance. 'I’m Glad' reduces 'Flashdance' to its core element: it’s the story of a woman with a beautiful body who, in her spare time, just happens to be chasing a dream. That’s a flimsy concept to hang a movie on, but an exceptionally sly and witty one for a music video, considering that women with beautiful bodies are the video worlds stock in trade to begin with – and considering that Ms. Lopez, not just a beautiful body but a marvelous dancer, is such a pleasure to watch.''"
 
 
While analyzing Jennifer's DVD "[[The Reel Me]]" (which contains her music videos), Jason Shawhan of About.com considered it "''her second best video ("Waiting for Tonight" being first) and one of her most interesting efforts.''"
 
 
Shawhan continued, "''it's still a stunning effort where Jennifer and David LaChappelle recreate Flashdance to a tee. You can sense Lopez' joy in the video, as well as the punishing dance work on display.''"
 
 
 
===Controversy & Lawsuit===
 
===Controversy & Lawsuit===
 
The recreation of scenes from "Flashdance" led Maureen Marde (whose life was the inspiration for the storyline of the film) to sue Jennifer, Sony Corporation and Paramount Pictures for copyright infringement in November of 2003, claiming that the video was an unauthorized depiction of her life story.
 
The recreation of scenes from "Flashdance" led Maureen Marde (whose life was the inspiration for the storyline of the film) to sue Jennifer, Sony Corporation and Paramount Pictures for copyright infringement in November of 2003, claiming that the video was an unauthorized depiction of her life story.
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