A Fannish Taxonomy of Hotness

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Title: A Fannish Taxonomy of Hotness aka Hot! Hot! Hot!
Creator: Clucking Belles aka Sandy and Rache
Date: 2005
Length: 4:29 minutes
Music: "Hot Hot Hot" by Buster Poindexter
Fandom: multi
Footage: many sources!
URL: streaming at the Internet Archive; on BAM Video Vault (offline)

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A Fannish Taxonomy of Hotness (aka Hot! Hot! Hot) is a multifandom metavid by the Clucking Belles. It demonstrates a fannish way of seeing by cataloging many popular (and hot!) visual tropes of television and film: swords, hats, cigars, eyeglasses, black leather coats, tight black T-shirts, togas, etc. Movements are also catalogued: characters dance, swing from ropes, shove each other up against cars, etc.: all things fans love. Other montages focus on skin: the hero gratuitously taking off his shirt (or better yet his pants); the (often comic) episode featuring a main character naked in the bathtub. Crossdressing. Bondage. All of it: real hot!

The vid premiered at the 2005 "Club Vivid" show at Vividcon. In the summer of 2013, the vid was selected to be part of the vidding segment in the New York Museum of the Moving Image exhibition "Cut Up".

Discussions of "A Fannish Taxonomy of Hotness"

  • 24/7 DIY Video Summit
  • Media Fetish: The Vidshow." Beyond Queer: The Spectacle of the Performing Body; Pride Event: Brown University, April 6, 2008. Partial transcript.
  • Francesca Coppa, "A Fannish Taxonomy Of Hotness." Cinema Journal (v. 48, no. 4, Summer 2009, pp. 107–113)


"I'd like to watch this one another thousand times. It has SO MUCH HOT, and it makes me want to dance around. I was very surprised to see the immortal EJO swimsuit scene there in the middle. They managed to cram in just about everybody."[1]
"Even though this vid is about so much more than just dancing, I always remember it as a dancing vid. It's certainly very dynamic."[2]
"*glee* I first saw this when it premiered during Club Vivid at Vividcon 2005, when it won over the entire room, in spades. The title sums up the entire vid -- this really is a fannish taxonomy of hotness, organized by theme, with each them leading seamlessly into the next (which is just so brilliantly done I can't even tell you). It has girls, and boys, and girls and boys, and girls and girls, and boys and boys. Some of the "hot" themes are what you'd expect -- shirtlessnes, nakedness, kissing, dancing -- and some will make you go "hee! yes!" because man, do we find more hot than just nakedness. It's just wonderful -- fun and happy and sexy and managing to be a big meta statement about all of us at the same time. *loves*"[3]
"This is a taxonomy of FANNISH kinks, but that includes plenty of kink-kinks as well. There's a whole section on whipping! And chains! And torture! Playfully takes those scenes out of their original context and makes an "ooooooh!" face at them."[4]
"It's brilliant and excellently put together and always puts me in a squeeful mood :o)"[5]
"Look! Shanghai Noon! And look! Methos shoving Duncan against the car is still one of the hottest things I have seen in my life - Peter Wingfield is so very, very pretty. And then - fencing and naked men and people in mental institutions and long black trenchcoats...! This vid reminds me of everything I love about fandom - and it's a lot to love! ♥"[6]
"The vids I found most accessible at the DIY conference were videos like A Fannish Taxonomy of Hotness, where you don’t have to be familiar with a particular show to understand them but you have to be familiar with TV and the clichés of the medium.[7]
"A Fannish Taxonomy of Hotness aka hothothot by Clucking Belles. FUNNY and HOT, this is the most excellent multifandom vid EVER! More fandoms than you can shake a stick at, and all those metaphor- and metonymy-linked sequences BLOW ME AWAY. And make me squee with happy. If you watch just one of these vids, make it this one: I promise this will make your moment every time you watch :o) Favorite bits: Sword sequence! Hat-salute sequence! Jumping/swinging sequence! Who the hell is the HOT blonde winking at 02:55?! [ETA: Peta Wilson!] Bathtub sequence! Torture sequence! Red-K!Clark/"Hot!" at 3:41! Putting-on-sunglasses sequence! Ending: posse!walk sequence! So Damn Hot by Clucking Belles (Clark/Lex) Oh, yes, fantastic energy and fast editing! And, mmm, hot boys! Great vid. Favorite bits: First "You don't love me at all" and Clark smiling and nodding in response, phooar. Every clip of Clark/TW knowing he is so damn hot. Lex lip-synching "I coulda swore" and Clark "for sure", and a little later Clark "but, you're"! All the fast-cut sequences"[8]


  1. ^ "VVC Review - Remembering Sandy". Archived from the original on 2011-11-25. Retrieved 2011-09-02. 
  2. ^ "Dancing Vids". Archived from the original on 2011-11-25. Retrieved 2011-06-28. 
  3. ^ "Arduinna's Vid Recs". Archived from the original on 2013-12-21. 
  4. ^ "Kinky Vids I Have Known". Archived from the original on 2011-11-25. 
  5. ^ "mecurtin: So, Your favorite *multi-fandom* vid". Retrieved 2009-02-19. 
  6. ^ "And more vid recs!". Archived from the original on 2011-11-25. Retrieved 2007-10-18. 
  7. ^ "Remixing Television: Francesca Coppa on the vidding underground". Archived from the original on 2011-11-25. 
  8. ^ "Skuf's Vid Recs". Archived from the original on 2013-08-22.