Fanvid Friday: Good For You

‘Good For You’ by Girl of Gisborne. I can watch this video again and again without losing that initial feeling of having stumbled upon a treasure. it’s classy and edgy, sensual and mesmerizing; it represents it’s subject very well. The perfect fanvid to coax me back into Fanvid Fridays!


[this video is no longer online]


First of all, I really like the rendition of the song used in this video. It’s originally by Selena Gomez but this acoustic version by Anton Hagman switches the gender of the lyrics, while giving it a raspy sensual sound.

The images chosen for the video are all taken from filmed versions of Richard Armitage photoshoots. the contemplative stance perfected in the Fault shoot, the sensual sophistication of the black & white  Esquire shoot, the fashion highlights of the Glamour shoot, among others.

Some of my favorite bits of editing include: the way the video chops up to match the beat of the song as Richard walks by the reflective window; how the lyric “I’m gonna wear this suit you like skin tight” is matched to a quick shot of a dress shirt stretched across Richard’s chest in reaction to his body’s movement; the slight way the film shakes and fades from the color of the taxi cab to an artsy black & white, as we hear the final strum of the song.

the only complaint I have is that it ends just as I become consumed by it! no worries though, that’s what the replay button is for…

It’s Not My FAULT!

It was around this time in my pursuit of all things Richard Armitage, that the Fault photoshoot emerged.


I had heard whisperings and murmurs of anticipation for this particular shoot, and was interested to see if it met expectations. Some parts I really liked




those that seemed to be the fan favorites though, I didn’t.


that pocket-flap is really distracting
that pocket-flap is really distracting

I think it was the use of black and white in this instance that I didn’t like. The texture of the stripped shirt seems too rough, the scruffy facial hair looks like wire, and the distortion on the magazine cover itself just looks dirty. *cringes and waits for backlash* This gruffness looked so unlike the Richard Armitage I was becoming familiar with, that he almost seemed like an impostor.

nope, don't really like the shirt in color either
don’t really like the shirt in color either

Looking back on my reactions now though, maybe I was being a bit biased. For you see, only days prior I had discovered some older candid shots of Richard in a wool cap….Street RA had gotten to me first!


I loved these photos instantly, and I still do.

The Friendly Demeanor


The Modest Magnetism

pocket flap still distracting
pocket flap still distracting

The Hat


The Jacket


The Jeans


even the worn leather Attache Case!

So the fact that I wasn’t moved by that highly anticipated photoshoot wasn’t my Fault at all! Candid Richard Armitage just has a sneaky charm about him that Professional Richard Armitage has no hope against.