[Article by Mike Marinaro]
Below are my favorite fan music videos for Buffy. It’s really rare to find ones that are well made from a technical standpoint (i.e. proper aspect ratio, good editing, etc.), an emotional standpoint, and an argument standpoint. This collection often makes me think, always makes me feel, and fires up my interest to watch the show all over again.
Buffy Season 6 Trailer (by Buffyverse Trailers) – A trailer for fans who have already seen Season 6 (i.e. is spoiler heavy). This is a well-executed summary of some of the very best aspects of the various major arcs in Season 6. It’s just plain fun, and gets you excited to watch the season all over again.
No Longer Feels Like Home (by Spuffy Pr0ductions) – A beautiful yet punchy emotional snapshot of what Buffy goes through throughout Season 6. At first there’s shock, then there’s depression, and then finally the hard fought battle to regain a sense of self, purpose, and belonging. This video perfectly sums up my emotions watching Buffy’s struggles in Season 6.
Superstar (by Here’s Luck) – Buffy is presented from mostly Buffy’s perspective. This video does a great job at giving us a condensed window into how it all might look like for Faith. Faith fears that, to quote the vidder, “Buffy has power over her and that Buffy doesn’t love her.” Sex, violence, belonging, and competition all play into the power Faith seeks.
Bachelorette (by Obsessive24) – I’m a fountain of blood. In the shape of a girl. This is a haunting, beautiful, and focused video that uses evidence from the show excellently to present its argument. To quote the vidder, it’s about “sex and virtue; father figures and control; the ‘old boys’ club;” and, finally, misogyny. You owe it to yourself to see this video!
The following are video titles from the first article like this that I wrote (I’m having a hard time finding these videos now): Can’t Take It (by Ryan), Coin-Operated Boy (by SDWolfpup), Higher Than Hope (by Fredo), My Immortal (by Keaira), and The Kids Aren’t Alright (by Ryan).