Call It Love

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Title: Call It Love
Creator: Media Cannibals
Date: originally created c. 1998; remastered 2006
Format: avi
Length: 35mb
Music: "Call It Love" by Poco
Fandom: The Professionals
Footage: original source material
URL: Download Link on The Circuit Archive; streaming version at the AO3

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"Call It Love" is a The Professionals vid by Media Cannibals. It was originally created circa 1998 and remastered by Justacat in 2006.

Vidder's Note: (From Gwyneth's original liner notes for the Media Cannibals 3 vid tape): "This one we really lucked into: I called Sandy at work and was put on hold and heard this song. I actually wanted to be left on hold so I could hear the rest of the lyrics, so Microsoft gets a little credit, too. Part of the fun of this vid was avoiding the most romantic clips on the “call it love” lines."

Additional note from Gwyneth, October 2006: "I think this was the last all-Professionals vid we made as a group (though the lads appeared in other multimedia vids after this)."


From a review of the Media Cannibals Songtape #3:

""Call It Love" (Pros: Gwyneth, Alex, Sandy, Rachael) Watching this directly after "What I Like About You," I was struck by how much context determines the meaning of a clip (and, by extension, many other things as well). Both vids use the shot from "Wild Justice" of Bodie hugging a muddy Doyle from behind, and Doyle throwing him off with a laugh. In "What I Like," this clip represents joy in each other: "That's what I like about you, you hold me tight." In "Call It Love" it represents fear, staying in the closet: "Do we tell the truth, or do we live a lie?" Both uses work, and they're diametric opposites. Fascinating."[1]


  1. ^ Shoshanna's Jun 22, 1998 post to Virgule-L, quoted here with permission.