I'm Your Man

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Vid
Title: I'm Your Man
Creator: charmax
Date: July 2008
Format: digital vid
Length: 3:14 mins
Music: I'm Your Man - cover by Patricia O'Callaghan of the song by Leonard Cohen
Genre: femslash
Fandom: multifandom
Footage: Victor/Victoria, Tipping the Velvet, Twelfth Night, Sylvia Scarlett, Just One Of the Guys, Morocco, Star Trek Voyager, Xena, She's The Man, Queen Christina, Portrait Of A Marriage, Bound, Thelma & Louise, Buffy, Bionic Woman, Lost, Battlestar Galactica, Calamity Jane, Deadwood, Cagney & Lacey, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, DEBS, Women's Murder Club, Fried Green Tomatoes, Bend It Like Beckham, Charlie's Angels old skool, Gia, If These Walls could Talk 2, Birds Of Prey, Rebecca, Lost & Delirious, Children's Hour, Hex, Nina's Heavenly Delights, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Dark Angel, Saving Face, Bad Girls, Alias, At Home With The Braithwaites, Rent, Fingersmith, Imagine Me And You, Color Purple, Alien Resurrection, Girl Interrupted, Queer As Folk US, The L Word, Sugar Rush, Ellen.
URL: on YouTube,
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I'm Your Man is a sprightly multifandom vid by charmax, made for the International Day of Femslash in 2008.

Recs and Reactions

  • "Using 48 different visual sources, this remix gives the viewer a full range of gendered media clichés meticulously organized and edited to successfully mock the notion of true gender identity. Using footage from TV’s stereotypical gestures of masculinity and femininity, Charmax parodies our concept of gender through the repetitive images of drag, cross-dressing and stylizations of butch/femme identities. Charmax packs an additional parody punch by using the song “I’m Your Man”, sung by a female performer [...]" [1]
  • "It's a must-see for anyone who likes femslash, women, or just brilliant editing. [...] it uses clips from a wide variety of femslash sources (both "canon" and subtexty) to draw attention to the images and tropes that repeat over and over. Like cross-dressing, knife play, dead/evil lesbians, and (in my favorite section) touching between doors, glass, and other barriers. A little snarky and very playful, this is one of those vids I can rewatch any time."[2]
  • "Awesome vid centering on femslashy relationships [...] in a wide variety of films and TV shows."[3]
  • "Wow, this is excellent. I love how you paired similar clips from various movies and shows. I really love the impression you give of a cohesive history of lesbian (lesbian/subtext/female cross dressing) films, with later works seemingly picking up on key moments in earlier works."[4]
  • "Astonishing use of video/music--I was especially amazed by your use of video-in-video and by your seamless transition between movies/shows. Wow!"[5]


References

  1. Post about I'm Your Man at politicalremixvideo, 2 Mar 2009. (Accessed 27 Nov 2011)
  2. Fandom Free-For-All: I'm Your Man rec by nicole_anell, 13 Nov 2009. (Accessed 27 Nov 2011)
  3. Feminist Vids recs post by norwich36, 18 Aug 2010. (Accessed 27 Nov 2011)
  4. YouTube comment by trekintandem, circa 2011. (Accessed 8 April 2019)
  5. YouTube comment by sigmazed, circa 2010. (Accessed 8 April 2019)