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fifty frenchmen can't be wrong ([personal profile] some_stars) wrote2017-07-05 09:50 pm
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VID: Celebrity Skin (Black Sails)

I finally caught up on Black Sails s4 and realized: now I can make the Max and Eleanor vid I've wanted to make since season three! So I did.

(Hopefully unnecessary but I know fandom disclaimer that I really, really adore both characters, and nothing contained in this vid should be interpreted otherwise.)

Also let me tell you, making a vid about two characters who spend 95% of their time onscreen talking is not as easy as it sounds. Oh my god, the talking.

Title: Celebrity Skin
Artist: Hole
Fandom: Black Sails
Character(s): Eleanor, Max
Size: 193 MB/116 MB
Content notes/warnings: blood/injury, violence against women, a very brief clip from an attempted rape scene, NSFW sexual content. No other standard warnings apply. If you need to know about anything else, just ask. (Also contains major season 4 spoilers.)
Summary: It better be worth it.

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LYRICS
Oh, make me over
I'm all I want to be
A walking study
In demonology

Hey, so glad you could make it
Yeah, now you really made it
Hey, so glad you could make it now

Oh, look at my face
My name is might have been
My name is never was
My name's forgotten

Hey, so glad you could make it
Yeah, now you really made it
Hey, there's only us left now

When I wake up in my makeup
It's too early for that dress
Wilted and faded somewhere in Hollywood
I'm glad I came here
With your pound of flesh
No second billing cause you're a star now
Oh, Cinderella
They aren't sluts like you
Beautiful garbage beautiful dresses
Can you stand up or will you
Just fall down

You better watch out
What you wish for
It better be worth it
So much to die for

Hey, so glad you could make it
Yeah, now you really made it
Hey, there's only us left now

When I wake up in my makeup
Have you ever felt so used up as this?
It's all so sugarless
Hooker, waitress, model, actress
Oh, just go nameless
Honeysuckle, she's full of poison
She obliterated everything she kissed
Now she's fading
Somewhere in Hollywood
I'm glad I came here
With your pound of flesh

You want a part of me
Well, I'm not selling cheap
No, I'm not selling cheap
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[personal profile] yunitsa 2017-07-06 10:12 am (UTC)(link)
I have been *longing* for more Black Sails vids (and trying to persuade myself that I don't need to relearn how to vid in order to make one...), so I was extremely excited to see this - it's such a fascinating study of Max and Eleanor, though not remotely easy to watch; there's a lot going on here and I think I'll have to see it several more times to understand all the nuances. My reading of Max's story is much more positive, yet when you pair it alongside Eleanor's, you can really see all the horrible constraints these women are working within: that final shot of Eleanor wrestling with the bars is *brutal*.
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[personal profile] yunitsa 2017-07-06 03:38 pm (UTC)(link)
You shouldn't encourage me! (Current greatest temptations are Max/Anne/Jack to "Good Life" - Jack obviously gets the rap - and an ensemble vid to "The Boy in the Bubble", which has been done for so many fandoms but I think would really work here. Argh!)
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[personal profile] yunitsa 2017-08-01 05:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Coming back belatedly to say that I did the thing! (Also another thing.)